Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Palestine Memorial Day Service (Reader Submitted)

Palestine Memorial Day parade stepped off at 10:00 am with the Hollansburg American Legion and Auxiliary leading the way.  The Boy Scouts and Cub Scouts followed; then the Tri-Village marching band and members of the community carrying flowers to decorate the graves.  Over 130 graves of Veterans were decorated.  In all and estimated 75 participants marched down Main Street pass on-lookers to the cemetery.  The American Legion honor guard commemorated the fallen soldiers.  The band played a patriotic medley and the Star Spangled Banner.  Pastor Mike Simmons of the Palestine Church of Christ offered the commemorative speech to the estimated 150-175 in attendance.  Preparations were made by the Liberty Township Trustees and sound provided by Brewer Sound. 

On this beautiful Memorial Day, the tradition of the Palestine  and Liberty Township community continues as we remember our fallen soldiers.  It was wonderful to see all those who participated and were in attendance.  This multi-generational commemoration was a great opportunity to remind us all about remembering those who serve our country, respecting our American Flag, and showing reverence for God our Creator.

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