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Memorial Day program planned

VFW Post 7016 and American Legion Post 90 will present a Memorial Day program Monday, May 29, 9 a.m., at the Veterans Monument in front of Atmore City Hall.

Memorial Day is a federal holiday for remembering people who died while serving in the military.

This year’s program is as follows:

Opening Remarks by VFW Commander Billy Gates and Legion Commander Guy Milstid

Invocation by Glenn Wardrop, VFW Chaplain

Welcome by Atmore Mayor Jim Staff

National Anthem by Lana Langford

Pledge of Allegiance led by Commander Billy Gates

Introduction of keynote speaker by 1SG Billy Gates, ALARNG (RET)

Keynote speaker – Bobby Davis, ALARNG

Following the speaker, members of the Legion and VFW will perform the memorial portion of the program as the deceased are honored.

Placing of Wreath by Gates and Milstid

Memorial Roll Call by Harold Madison and team

Bell Ringer – Jim Biggs

Fire Team – Steve Reynolds and team

Taps by Jimmy Kilcrease

Benediction by Jack Wright, Legion Chaplain

Closing Remarks by Gates and Milstid

All are encouraged to attend and observe the day as it was intended, not just as a day off work, but a day to remember those who died for the freedoms we all enjoy.

See related column on page 4A of this edition of Atmore News.