Sunday, May 29, 2011

Memorial Day Ceremony this Monday at 10 a.m.

Fourth annual event to feature colonel shot down over Hanoi.


MILTON, GA., May 27, 2011 - Don't forget that the City of Milton's fourth annual

Memorial Day Ceremony is scheduled for this Monday, May 30 at 10 a.m. at Milton City Hall, 13000 Deerfield Parkway Suite 107.

This year's ceremony includes performances by local songstress Kennedy Taylor and Cara McDermott, principal trumpet of the Milton High School Band, the reading of a Memorial Day Essay by Hopewell Middle School student Madison Landis, and featured speaker Col. Murphy Neal Jones, who spent nearly seven years in a Hanoi, Vietnam prisoner of war camp and continued his military service after being released.

The ceremony will conclude with a roll call of local living and fallen veterans, punctuated by a military aircraft flyover at 11 a.m. Friends and families of local fallen veterans are then invited to reflect upon the handmade markers created to remember their legacy and placed along Deerfield Parkway by Councilman Bill Lusk.

Please join the City of Milton this Memorial Day and give thanks to the brave servicemen and women who sacrificed their lives for the cause of freedom.

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