Memorial Day Service Held May 25th

World War II Veterans Oscar Odum, left, and Gordon Kinney, right, pause for a moment at the World War II Memorial on the courthouse lawn following the placing of reaths at the four memorials at the Fentress County Courthouse on Monday.

World War II Veterans Oscar Odum, left, and Gordon Kinney, right, pause for a moment at the World War II Memorial on the courthouse lawn following the placing of reaths at the four memorials at the Fentress County Courthouse on Monday.

The American Legion Post 137 held a special Memorial Day Service program on Monday, May 25, 2015 from 11:00 to 11:30 a.m. on the front lawn of the Fentress County Courthouse.

The program began with a welcome by Fentress County Veterans Service Officer Jeff Tinch, followed by Clarkrange High School JROTC Color Guard, the National Anthem by the Kirby Family Quartet, and invocation by Porter Penticuff.

Following recogntion of the Veterans by Frank Mullinix, Post Commander Glen Creselious introduced guest speakers, which included Fentress County Executive J. Michael Cross, State Representative John Mark Windle, and State Senator Ken Yager.

The Kirby Family Quartet then sang “Statue of Liberty” after which veterans from the Post 137, assisted by Senator Yager and Representative Windle,  placed wreaths on the markers of the Fentress County Veterans who gave their lives in the service of our country in the World War I, World War II, the Korean Conflict, and the Vietnam Conflict.

The American Legion Post 137 Honor Guard then gave a 21 Gun Salute, followed by TAPS by Cheryl Shirley, after which the Kirby Family sang “Bring Back the Cross” and the program closed with benediction by Porter Penticuff.