Memorial Day

Memorial Day
Faulty mic only a minor distraction at local observance By DON FLETCHER News Staff Writer Although the public address system wasn’t cooperative at Monday’s Memorial Day observance, the holiday’s somber message came through loud and clear. Commanders of both local veterans groups, along with the city’s mayor and a young military veteran who spent her formative years in Atmore, stressed the difference between Memorial Day, which is set aside to…
Memorial Day program
News Staff Report Each year, VFW Post 7016 and American Legion Post 90 host a program to honor those who died in service to their country. This year, the program will be held Monday, May 27, Memorial Day, 9 a.m., at the Veterans Monument in front of Atmore City Hall. The keynote speaker is Major Valisa Hadley of Atmore, Alabama Army National Guard. The most solemn portion of the ceremony…
Flags on Memorial Day
On Saturday, May 27, several Royal Rangers from Liberty Baptist Church in Pineview helped the Atmore VFW Auxiliary place flags on veterans’ graves for Memorial Day. The group placed around 189 flags in cemeteries in Atmore and the surrounding area. Royal Rangers are shown, from left, Tennisson Carnley, Eli Norton, Rett Parish and Easton Norton. Not pictured is Allen Nelson. Commanders of the Royal Rangers who also helped were David Parish…
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…