VFW holding special services Monday

From Staff Reports

May 25, 2007 - Veterans of Foreign Wars Post #8560 will hold special services in recognition of Memorial Day on Monday.

A special flag ceremony will begin at 11 a.m. Monday at the VFW post. There will be a lowering of the flag, then the flag will be raised to the "Call to Colors" by the bugler. The flag will next be raised to the top, then lowered to half mast, followed by a 21-gun salute by the Hopkins County Military Coalition, and "Taps" played by the bugler.

Following the ceremony, guests will move into the VFW Hall for the memorial services. The guest speaker, Air Force Lt. Col. (Ret.) Art Romanat, will have what is described as "an interesting program" pertaining to fallen soldiers and the meaning of that sacrifice for the county.

The day's activities will conclude after noon, when Hopkins County stew wlll be served.

The program is open to the public, and "children with parents" are welcome to attend, according to organizers. The Veterans Hall will be non-smoking during the services, and no alcohol will be allowed.

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