American Legion to host Memorial day observance

  • Friday, May 23, 2014

On Memorial Day, Monday, May 26, a Memorial Day Observance will be held at the Town of Andrews Memorial Cemetery.

The observance will start at 10 a.m. and is hosted by the Andrews American Legion Post 69.

Commander Ed Jayroe of Post 69 invites all military service-members, veterans, fraternal organizations, Church groups and the public to the ceremony.

This is a day to remember those Americans who sacrificed their lives defending freedom.

The Andrews High School NJROTC commanded by LCDR Dennis Turner is expected to participate with a Color Guard.Rebecca Hardee is expected to sing the “National Anthem.”

A USAF Rifle Detail from Joint Base Charleston will fire a “memorial volley” to honor the war dead. “Taps” will be played during the observance.

Numerous members of the Low Country Veterans group with their Commander Franklin E. Rutledge being the keynote speaker. Commander Rutledge is a distinguished United States Army veteran and a local minister and outstanding preacher.

The Andrews Veterans Association, led by Chairman Thomas G. Alford, have been invited to the observance.

Commander Ed Jayroe extends a special invitation to Gold Star Mothers, who have lost a son or daughter in the military. Blue Star Mothers,who have a son or daughter currently on active military duty, are also welcome to participate. Gold Star and Blue Star Mothers should call Adjutant Greg Bennett at 843-543-4652 for information about the observance.

At the beginning of the Memorial Day Observance color guards, military members, veterans, and first responders will march together into the cemetery. Post 69 is still seeking a bagpiper for the ceremony. Commander Ed Jayroe extends a “Welcome Home” to all veterans and invites individual veterans to participate.

For information about the Town of Andrews Memorial Day Observance contact Post 69 Adjutant Greg Bennett at 843-543-4652 or Commander ED Jayroe at 843-325-7740.

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