LYNCHBURG, Tenn. — Lynchburg’s 23rd annual Memorial Day, presented by Lynchburg American Legion Post 192, will be held on Monday, May 25, at 10 a.m. at the northwest corner of the square.
The event, celebrating America’s veterans and memorializing those who have given their lives in battle for the country, annually welcomes a guest speaker for a short service, just outside the Moore County Courthouse.
This year, American Legion Post 192 welcomes Jan Howard to Lynchburg for the service.
“We are very blessed this year to have Jan Howard to be our guest speaker,” said Billy H. Thomas, Commander, Post 192. “Jan is a longtime Grand Ole Opry singer and a member of the Country Music Hall of Fame.”
Howard lost her son in combat during the Vietnam War. She had just written a song about her son — in the form of a letter — and the Vietnam War. The song, “My Son,” was released just prior to his death.
“Please join us for this year’s service … we are very fortunate to have her with us,” added Thomas.
American Legion Post No. 42 of Fayetteville will host its annual Memorial Day ceremony on Monday, May 25, at 11 a.m.
The ceremony will be held on the northeast section of the Lincoln County Courthouse lawn. Post Commander Greg Dodson invites everyone to come out for the service to remember all those soldiers, sailors, airmen, marines and coast guardsmen that gave their lives defending the country.
Marie McConnell and Sandy Law, both officers in the American Legion Auxiliary Unit 42, will recognize the Gold Star mothers, the Prisoners of War and the Missing in Action. There will be special music and greetings from the city and county mayors.
The keynote speaker will be Colin Wakefield, past president of the Tennessee Society of the Sons of the American Revolution.