VFW sets Memorial Day program inside historic 1885 Shelby County Courthouse

Public invited to 11 a.m., Monday, May 27, ceremony

Shelby County Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 8904 and the Auxiliary invite the public to their annual Memorial Day Program to be held in the 1885 Historic Courthouse on the square in Center, Monday, May 27.

 The program will begin at 11 a.m.

The 223 names of Shelby County military killed in action/missing in action from the Mexican American War to today’s War on Terrorism will be read.

While the names are being read, the public is invited to help decorate the Memorial Wreath. Scouts from troop 119 will post the colors, 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 all will adjourn outside to the Veterans Memorial for the playing of Taps and raising the flags to full staff. Please make plans to join us. Bring your family as this is an excellent opportunity to educate our youth about the sacrifices of many. 

Call Post Quartermaster Larry Hume for information or questions, 598-2976.

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