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  • Writer's pictureBill Raines

Memorial Day Ceremonies Held Monday Throughout the Area

AREA - MAY 30, 2023 - Memorial Day Ceremonies were held throughout the day on Monday, as many honored those who sacrificed their lives for their country.


Photo: American Legion Post # 33 Play " Taps" at a Memorial Service at the Lawrence County Courthouse Square on Monday


On Monday morning, Lawrence County Veterans Officer Brad Bough organized a brief ceremony for those who died in war throughout the years.



Lawrence County Commissioner Rodney Fish opened up the ceremony welcoming those who attended the ceremony.



Photo: Rich Lewis (left) and Steve Warren (right) talk following the ceremony on Monday


Rich Lewis who served in Vietnam and in Desert Storm laid the wreath at the memorials of the soldiers at the Lawrence County Courthouse on Monday.


Photo: Bedford Fire Chief John Hughes delivered remarks during the ceremony on Monday for Memorial Day


Video: Bedford Fire Chief John Hughes remarks


Bedford Fire Chief John Hughes described his three tours while serving in the United State Navy from 1987-1991. Hughes became a firefighter for the Bedford Fire Department after serving including in Desert Storm. Hughes went on up through the ranks in the Bedford Fire Department and was proud to serve his country as well as community.


Pastor Jason Filler Pastor of the Bedford First Baptist Church delivered the opening and closing prayer. Filler made a brief comment about being adopted and brought to the United States with many liberties and freedoms many citizens throughout the globe could only dream of.


Video: American Legion Post # 33


The American Legion Post # 33 Honor Guard attended the ceremony honoring the fallen and playing " Taps"



There were many other activities many took part of during the Memorial Day weekend which included the 38th Robert Lamm Car Show in Orleans, and the opening of the John Lowery pool offered a time for many to cool off.


Photo: Zachary Granger entered his Buick in the 38th Annual Robert Lamm Memorial Day Car Show


Video: Dane's Rocket performs Monday afternoon on Memorial Day at Orleans Congress Square


The group Dane's Rocket performed later Monday afternoon on the Congress Square in Orleans.


Photo: Lori Mathers looks over Joe Kaiser's 1950 Ford Delux on Monday during the car show on Monday


The weather cooperated with the festivities being held all weekend.


Lawrence County Zephyr honors those who paid the ultimate sacrifice for the freedoms and liberties in the United States. If you would like to honor your family member who died in war, go to the Lawrence County Zephyr Facebook page or write in the comment section below to Honor them.


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