The 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 and the public is invited to attend.
Robert Murchison, Post 27 chaplain and honor guard member, said Army Vietnam War veteran, Capt. Marc Cullison, will be the guest speaker.
Frank Sullivan III is the master of ceremonies for this year’s service, and Post 27 will be assisted by the Women’s Auxiliary in posting the colors.
The National Anthem will be led by Gerry Baze and Mike Mouzakis. The service will conclude with the 21-Gun Salute by the Post 27 Honor Guard and the playing of “Taps.”
Murchison said the post also makes certain each veteran buried at the cemetery has a flag placed at the marker.
The post will also hold a fundraiser at Monday’s ceremony for the opportunity to win an American Tactical Pistol Model 1911-.45ACP. Members are selling tickets for $1 each or seven tickets for $5. You do not have to be present to win; the drawing will be held at the conclusion of the ceremony. Proceeds will be used to assist with different projects of the Post, including Boys State and replacing flags.
Pam Cloud, Managing News Director
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