Memorial Day services set
Events are set for Memorial Day across the county.
The American Legion Ed Hardy Post #9 and Ladies Auxiliary will host Memorial Day services at 10 a.m. on Monday, May 27, at the Milam County Courthouse.
The speaker for the event will be American Legion 11th District Commander Bill Mahan. Yoe High students will read the names this year and the Yoe High band will play patriotic selections during the ceremony. The American Legion and VFW Posts will also place wreaths at the War Memorial during the ceremony.
The American Legion Ladies Auxiliary will again sponsor the placement of crosses around the war memorial at the county courthouse for Memorial Day.
The crosses placed last year and crosses that can be decorated will be available at the Chamber of Commerce office through May 24. Crosses will be placed during the ceremony on Monday.
A person may decorate a cross how they choose and place it at anytime. Everyone is asked to write the service members name and service affiliation on the cross. An American Legion member will place a cross for you if you choose. The cross can be for any deceased service member.
If you have any questions, contact any American Legion member or Mike McCue at (254) 482-1902.
Flags will be placed at the three cemeteries by several youth groups. The flags were purchased by VFW Post 2010.
American Legion Post 358 in Rockdale will also hold its Memorial Day Ceremony at the Post Home at 2534 North FM 487 in Rockdale at 10 a.m. on Monday, May 27.
The purpose of this ceremony is to honor those American men and women who died during combat. Music will be provided by the Communities in Concert Band, the Color Guard will consist of members of the Hutto ROTC, and Rockdale High School students will read the names of the deceased. The Veterans’ Tribute will be given by Chris Whittaker, US Army retired. Light refreshments will be provided.
Prior to the Memorial Day weekend, on Thursday morning, May 23, members of American Legion Post 358, Rockdale VFW Post 6525, the Rockdale VFW Auxiliary and the City of Rockdale will team up to post flags in Bridge Park on Highway 79 in downtown Rockdale. One flag will be posted for each area veteran who died in combat. The flags will be separated into groups for WWI, WWII, the Korean Conflict, the Vietnam War, and the Global War on Terrorism.