DUBLIN - The dedication and unveiling of the memorial to 2,003 Dublin veterans will be held at 3 p.m. Sunday. State and local dignitaries will attend the event.
The Patriot Guard National Motorcycle Association will line the ceremony route from the city limits to the memorial site, adjacent to the Dublin Public Library.
A jet fly-over will begin the observance. Mayor James “Red” Seigars will welcome citizens and guests, to be followed with the flag raising by Powell-Davidson Post 219 and pledge of allegiance led by Boy Scout Troop 30.
Susan Keith will sing the National Anthem. Post Commander David Carrothers will introduce guest dignitaries, and Jeanette Ward, Chamber of Commerce executive director, will extend words of appreciation to the many volunteers who have worked so many hours to make the event possible.
State Representative Sid Miller will present a salute to Lt. Colonel Davis, and Bill Campbell is to read his original prose, “What is a Veteran.”
The flag-draped memorial plaque saluting Dublin veterans whose chiseled names are on five granite stones will be unveiled by the Elks Lodge.
The ceremony will conclude with salutes by the Sons of American Revolution and the Sons of Confederate Veterans, the ringing of the Liberty Bell (replica), and Taps played by Lorenzo Bustos.
The final event will be a WWII plane fly-over in honor of the fallen heroes.
SHERRY BOARDMAN is a staff writer for the Empire-Tribune and can be reached at email@example.com or 254-965-3124, ext. 229