Memorial Day Observances Held Throughout City


C. J. Huell; Willie Tate, R. T. Austin, Mayor Otis Johnson, Carl Hayes and Collin Scarborough, J. R. Milbourne, and James Miller (kneeling)
C. J. Huell; Willie Tate, R. T. Austin, Mayor Otis Johnson, Carl Hayes and Collin Scarborough, J. R. Milbourne, and James Miller (kneeling)

Many groups paid tributes to our service members killed in action on Monday including the Vietnam Veterans of America who held a candlelight Memorial Day service at Emmet Park Each name ( all 106) from the Vietnam Monument was called out one by one.

Donald Singleton, a member of the Vietnam Veterans of America, Chapter 671 of Savannah and Veteran of the Year 2011 said “this year’s celebration was a great one and he would like to have this day be observed more to remember the fallen rather than just going

Don Singleton and MG Robert Abrams, CG of 3rd Inf Div, Ft.Stewart/HAAF
Don Singleton and MG Robert Abrams, CG of 3rd Inf Div, Ft.Stewart/HAAF
to the beach and cookouts”. Singleton served in the United States Army with the 101st Airbourne Division. He served in Vietnam from 1966- 1968. The candlelight from dozens of candles held by those in attendance reflected the sadness over lost souls.

Members of the William P. Jordan American Legion Post 500 gathered in Laurel Grove South cemetery to pay tribute to the many soldiers who lost their lives serving our country. Following the service at Laurel Grove Cemetery, lunch was served at Cyrano’s Lounge.

Special services were also held at Bonaventure Cemetery.


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