Members of American Legion Carnie Welch Post 27 in Sallisaw are preparing for the annual Memorial Day Service at the Sallisaw Cemetery.
The service will be held at 11 a.m. Monday at the cemetery gazebo.
Bill Mowzakis, Post 27 commander, said Steve Carter, Sequoyah County Commissioner, District 2, will be the guest speaker. He is a veteran of the U.S. Army.
Frank Sullivan III is the master of ceremonies for this year’s service, and Mowzakis will welcome the congregation. The Post 27 Women’s Auxiliary will post the colors.
Bill Brown will give a patriotic reading, followed by Margaret Rothers who will lead the Pledge of Allegiance. The National Anthem will be led by Jerry Baze and Mowzakis.
James Cheater will then give the invocation, and Baze will lead the singing of “I’ll Fly Away” and “Just a Closer Walk with Thee.”
The service will conclude with the 21-Gun Salute by the Post 27 Honor Guard and the playing of “Taps” by Margaret Wood. The public is invited to attend the ceremony.
Sally Maxwell, Senior News Director
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