Memorial Day Service Set For May 30th

The American Legion Post 137 will be conducting a special Memorial Day Service program on Monday, May 30, 2016 at 1:00 p.m.. on the front lawn of the Fentress County Courthouse.

The program will also observe the 90th Anniversary of the Jamestown Mark Twain American Legion Post 137, which was organized on May 26, 1926.

Descendants of the original members of the post are expected to be present for the event, including Col. Gerald York, (Ret.), grandson of World War I hero Sgt. Alvin C. York., who will serve as  speaker for the event.

The program will begin with the presentation of the Colors by American Legion Post 137 Color Guard, the National Anthem by the Kirby Family Quartet, and invocation by E.J. Hancock, Chaplain, American Legion Post 137.

Following recognition of the Veterans  and distinguished guests by Frank Mullinix, Post Commander Glen Creselious will introduce the speaker for the event.

The Kirby Family Quartet will then present more patriotic music, and recognition will then be given  to 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 will then give a 21 gun Salute, followed by TAPS, after which  the program will close with Benediction by Post Chaplain Hancock.

The public is invited and encouraged to come out and support the vererans and their families who gave the ultimate sacrifice for their country.

In the event of inclement weather, the service will be held in the large courtroom upstairs in the Courthouse.