15 May 2008

American Legion Post 105 to Host Memorial Day Ceremony

Memorial Day is Monday, May 26 and will be observed at 11:00 a.m. at the Fayetteville city cemetery with the American Legion Post 105 traditional ceremony to honor America's veterans, several of which are interred there. All citizens in the Fayette County area are invited.

Speakers will include Fayetteville Historian John Lynch, who will share information about many of the veterans resting at the historic cemetery and State Representative Matt Ramsey, who's legislative district includes the Fayetteville city cemetery. A Memorial Day theme message will be delivered by Knox Herndon, retired US Army Chaplain.

Special music will be provided by members of the Fayette County High School Band and well-known bagpiper, Brian Forsyth.

The ceremony will end at Noon with the playing of "Taps" and the always popular musket volley by the Sons of the American Revolution in continental uniforms. In case of inclement weather, the ceremony will take place at the nearby Log Cabin of the American Legion, 180 Glynn Street South, on Ga. Highway 85 South just across the street from the Fayette County administration complex.

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