Sacrifices of veterans commemorated in Shelby County VFW Post Memorial Day Ceremony

Historic 1885 Shelby County Courthouse served as location for Memorial Day event

A near capacity crowd filled the historic second floor courtroom on Monday at the Shelby County Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 8904 and the Post Auxiliary hosted their annual Memorial Day Program in the 1885 Historic Courthouse on the square in Center.

The program began at 11:00 a.m., and included reading of the 223 names of Shelby County military known to have been killed in action or missing in action from the Mexican American War to today’s War on Terrorism will be read.

While the names were being read, attendees helped decorate the Memorial Wreath. 

Quilts of Valor will be presented by the 4-H, Gold Star Families will be recognized, and musical selections will be presented by David Mathis and Leigh Porterfield.

At the end of the program attendees adjourned outside to the Veterans Memorial for the placing of the wreath at the War Memorial, the playing of Taps and raising the flags to full staff.

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