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Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Memorial Day 2012 is Observed in Franklin, NC

When confronted with the enormity of the sacrifice of those who gave their lives for our nation, we realize that there is nothing we can do to balance the books of our debt to these people. All we can do is be grateful and remember them. This video, accompanied by a few photos, is a documentation of the effort of the American Legion Post 108, with the assistance of other Veterans Organizations in Macon County, to remember those who gave that last full measure of devotion to our nation to preserve our freedom.

Please take a little time to visit the website [link] of the Veterans Memorial of Macon County where this observance toom place. If you can, make a donation to the Veterans Memorial of Macon County.

Memorial Day Ceremony hosted by American Legion Post 108 on May 28, 2012 in the Macon County Veterans Memorial Park in Franklin, NC.

View photos on Flickr.

Credits and Acknowledgements

I would like to thank American Legion Post 108 and the organizers of this event for allowing me to preserve a record of their ceremony

From the Memorial Day Program, I have assembled a list of those who participated in, or helped behind the scenes, making this Memorial Day Observance take place. Any mistakes in transcription are mine:

Marine Corps League Color Guard

American Legion Chaplain
Brenda DuBose

Don Lanson

Greetings of Commanders

American Legion
Bob White

Veterans of Foreign Wars
Dave Patterson

Vietnam Veterans
Rick Norton

Marine Corps League
Tom Mintz

Recitation "In Flanders Field"
Robin Parker

Interpretation of "In Flanders Field"
Christine Jason

Macon Harmony

Guest Speaker
HMC James DuBose

Two Bell Ceremony
Rev Whiting & Rev Dykes

"Eternal Father"
Macon Harmony

Rifle Volley, Echo Taps
Honor Guard

Wreath Presentation
Louise Womack, ALA President

Music Provided by:

Macon Men Making Music
Tom Fisher, Lloyd Kirkland, Toby Tobias,
Stew Clemmons, Don Swanson, David Denis,
Michael McSwain, Bob Trafford, Scott Taylor,
Charles W Jones, Al Griseck, Vincent Barbro,
John Erbelding, Harry Miller, Roger Thibalt,
Frank Hernandez, John Sill, Chuck Williams,
Paul Wysock and Dan Walton

Macon Harmony
Frank Hernandez (tenor)
David Dennis (baritone)
Jim Hunter (lead)
Scott Taylor (bass)

Bud Colcord

Master of Cermonies
Don Lanson

Special Appreciation

American Legion

Sons of the American Legion

American Legion Auxiliary

Macon County Sheriff's Office
(in particular Robbie Holland)

Macon County Recreation Department

Kevin Corbin and the
Holly Springs Baptist Church

Boy Scouts of America

All Macon County Veterans Organizations who have helped and participated in this event.

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