Turnbow-Higgs American Legion Post and Auxiliary Unit 240 will conduct a Memorial Day ceremony at West End Cemetery American Legion Field of Honor at 9 a.m. Monday.
Post 240 Commander Burton Smith will emcee the ceremony which will begin with raising and lowering of flag protocol accompanied with the bugle sound of "To The Colors" followed by the singing of the National Anthem led by Karsen Styron, class of 2017.
Following the guest speakers and laying of wreath, Post 240 Honor Guard will render the traditional 3-volley rifle salute followed by "Taps" played by Post 240 Sgt. Robert Whiteley.
The guest speaker will be Army Captain Nathan Collier, currently an engineer at Collier Consulting in Stephenville where he has been employed since 2016. Nathan is from Stephenville, played football and graduated from SHS in 2003. Following SHS graduation, Nathan attended the United States Military Academy at West Point, NY, Class of 2007.
His class has the distinction of being the first to fully begin the Academy’s admission process after Sept. 11, 2001.
Nathan played as an offensive lineman and lettered for Army Football. Upon graduation with a BS in engineering management, he was commissioned as a 2nd Lieutenant in the field artillery.
Limited seating will be available for the 30 minute program.
Post 240 Legionnaires will depart the West End Cemetery at the conclusion of the program and travel to Walmart where they will participate in the 5th annual Walmart/American Legion’s free hot dogs and cake event.
Walmart will supply the hot dogs and cake and the Legionnaires will greet and serve them to Walmart shoppers.
A gazebo will be set up at the grocery entrance.