Memorial service set

The annual twilight Memorial Day Service will be held at 8:30 p.m. on Monday, May 27 at Patrick Memorial Gardens in Stuart.

The theme of the event is “You Will Never Be Forgotten,” according to organizers of the event that is presented by American Legion Post 105 and the Patrick County Veterans Memorial Honor Guard.

The ceremony will include a display of luminaries that are set along the roadway. The luminaries will be lit in honor of living or deceased veterans or those currently serving in the armed forces, organizers said.

A luminary may be purchased for $10 to honor our heroes and loved ones.

Luminaries may be purchased anytime or from organizers on Armed Forces Day, which is Saturday, May 18. Organizers will be set up outside of Wal-Mart in Stuart from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Luminaries also may be purchased by mailing a check or money order for $10 fee per luminary to Gary Griffith, treasurer, American Legion Post 105, P.O. Box 77, Woolwine, Va., 24185.

Information that includes the name of the person to be honored, whether that person is living, deceased or currently serving, branch of service, period(s) of service, whether the honoree was killed while serving and date of death must be included.

The name, address and telephone numbers of the person purchasing the luminary also is required.

All proceeds from luminary sales benefit American Legion Post 105 and the Patrick County Veterans Memorial Guard.

For additional information, call Griffith at (276) 930-2708 or Clyde Thomas, commander, at (276) 930-2117.




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