The Turnbow-Higgs Post 240, the American Legion and the American Legion Auxiliary Unit 240 will host a Memorial Day Ceremony at 9 a.m. Monday at East Memorial Cemetery Veteran’s Field of Honor in Stephenville.
Brad Thompson is a 60-year-member of the American Legion, Post 240, past commander and World War II Veteran, and currently serves as historian for Post 240.
“This was set up at the end of World War II,” Thompson said. “The first 12 buried there were World War II and now there are 65 including those from other wars buried there.”
Master of Ceremonies for the event is Richard J. Petronis, Post 240, 2nd vice-commander and the invocation will be led by John Hefton, Post 240 chaplain. The featured speaker is B. R. Kirkland, Post 240, past commander.
“We feel this program will reestablish the purpose of Memorial Day which is a day to honor those who paid the supreme sacrifice,” Thompson said. “This holiday is not to be confused with Veteran’s Day on November 11 that honors all veterans living or dead.”
The public is invited to attend.