American Legion Mark Twain Post 137 Observes Memorial Day With Service

World War II Veteran Oscar Odum placed the wreath on the World War I Memorial.

American Legion Post 137 Commander Glen Creselious placed the wreath on the Vietnam Memorial.

The American Legion Mark Twain Post 137 honored Memorial Day on Monday, May 29 with a moving service at the Fentress Co. Courthouse.

The program opened with the posting of the Colors by the Post 137 Honor Guard, which was followed by the Pledge to the Flag, led by American Legion Mark Twain Post 137 Comman-der Glen Creselious

Following invocation by Post 137 Chaplain E.J. Hancock, a rather good crowd in attendance was welcomed by Post Commander Creselious, who recognized veterans and special guests.

Post 137 Financial Officer Frank Mullinix then recognized a large number of veterans in attendance, including Fentress County’s oldest living Veteran Ocar Odum, who is 99 years old, and fellow World War II Veteran Leon Fike.

There were also remarks by Fentress County Veterans Service Officer Jeff Tinch, followed by Memorial Day 2017 remarks by Bill Tant of Post 137.

Two songs were then played — “Proud to be an American” by Lee Greenwood, and “Home” by Gary Puckett, followed by the laying of the wreaths on the Memorials in front of the Courthouse.

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World War II Veteran Leon Fike placed the wreath on the World War II Memorial.

Fentress Co. Veterans Service Officer Jeff Tinch placed the wreath on the Korean Conflict Memorial.