We are closed for Memorial Day, May 25, 2015
Memorial Day is a time to reflect on the men and women of the armed forces who have made sacrifices for our country. It is a federal holiday in the United States for remembering the people who died while serving in the country’s armed forces. The holiday, which is observed every year on the last Monday of May, was formerly known as Decoration Day and originated after the American Civil War to commemorate the Union and Confederate soldiers who died in the war. By the 20th century, Memorial Day had been extended to honor all Americans who died while in the military service.
Garner has its own Memorial Day events. The celebration of the community’s present and past armed service veterans will be held on Sunday, May 17, at Aversboro Road Baptist Church at 6 p.m. Also, the second annual Garner Veteran Memorial Salute to the Troops will feature a community choir and a community orchestra. Beth Hunnicutt, the music minister at Garner First Baptist Church, and Doug Pedigo, the music minister at Aversboro Road Baptist, will conduct the choir and orchestra.
A Memorial Day Service will be held on May 25, at 1:30p at Lake Benson Park to remember those who sacrificed their lives to ensure freedom of others. Representative David Price, Mayor Ronnie Williams, Arlie Honeycutt and Army JROTC Color Guard, Garner Magnet High School are among those participating in the program. American Legion Post 232 will lay the memorial wreath at the flag.