Military organizations in the area announced plans to honor those who gave the ultimate sacrifice of their lives in service to the nation with a ceremony Monday.
Military units, like Stephens County Honor Guard, AMVETS, VFW, the Disabled American Veterans (DAV) and the American Legion will host the ceremony at noon Memorial Day, May 25 at Memorial Park, located on the west side of Highway 81 just north of the Earl P. Halliburton Memorial Statue in Duncan, according to Dan Davis, AMVETS Commander.
“We look forward to the community joining us for a short ceremony as we reflect and give thanks,” Davis said. “It is a privilege to recognize those who gave everything for our country.”
According to a recent press release, the organizations will recognize “those lost in each of the five military branches, as well as the Merchant Marines and POW/MIA through the posting of military service flags, laying of memorial wreaths, a rifle volley tribute to all past military members, TAPS and remarks from area legislators.”
Rep. Marcus McEntire, R-Duncan, will make an appearance at the event as he has in years past.
“Memorial Day is a day to remember those who fought and sacrificed their futures so we can enjoy our present,” McEntire said. “It is an honor to attend and speak at this event each year, recognizing those from our county and offering prayers to those who have lost loved ones.”
Preceding the Duncan event, the Stephens County Honor Guard will host a ceremony at 10:30 a.m. at the Fairlawn Cemetery in Comanche.
The following event remains in compliance with the CDC social distancing guidelines, safety protocols and patrons are encouraged to wear a mask.
For more information, contact Ken Youngblood with the Stephens Honor Guard at 859-684-5128