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Memorial Day ceremonies set for Monday

Posted on Wednesday, May 25, 2016 at 5:03 pm

Fayetteville and Lincoln County Memorial Day ceremonies will be held on Monday, May 30, at the Fayetteville Recreation Center, 1203 Winchester Highway.

Ceremonies, which will be held from 11 a.m. until 12 noon, will offer the community an opportunity to join together in paying tribute to those who’ve given their lives in the service of their country. The event is presented by the American Legion and Veterans of Foreign Wars.

The guest speaker will be Lt. Col. Brooke Grubb, commander of the 30th Combat Sustainment Support Battalion, Tennessee Army National Guard. Brooke and his wife, Amy, are residents of Fayetteville, where he is an assistant district attorney with the 17th Judicial District. Grubb has served two tours of duty in Iraq and is the recipient of numerous awards and decorations including the Bronze Star medal.

Fayetteville’s Wanda Tate will be on hand to sing God Bless America, and Rick Perry, also of Fayetteville will bugle Taps.

To be included in ceremonies will be a recitation of the symbolism of the table honoring our country’s Prisoners of War (POW) and Missing in Action (MIA).

The Fayetteville Recreation Center, located next door to the municipal pool, is also home to the Warrior Tribute and Memorial, an exhibit of approximately 1,000 photographs paying homage to the community’s veterans from across eras. Opened late last year, the exhibit will be open to the community following the Memorial Day ceremonies.