Lest We Forget --- Don't forget the reason for Memorial Day

Thanks to Shelby County VFW Post 8904, Post Auxiliary for helping us remember the sacrifices made for our freedoms

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, 2019.

The program will begin at 11:00 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.



Memorial Day is Monday, May 27th, 2019.  United States Flags should be flown at half-staff from sunrise until noon.

All banks, schools, businesses and government offices that fly a flag that can be lowered are asked to please do so in honor of those Americans who have made the ultimate sacrifice.

All other flags flying with the US Flag should also be lowered.

If you fly a flag that can’t be lowered you can still show respect for the day by tying a black cord or ribbon to the top of the flag pole.  It too should be removed at noon.

If you have no one to lower your flag at sunrise it is permissible to lower it the night before so it will be in place at sunrise.

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