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Region to honor veterans with Memorial Day events

May 24th, 2013 12:44 pm by Staff Report

Region to honor veterans with Memorial Day events

The region will honor its veterans with several events this weekend.

On Saturday, May 25, an Old-Fashioned Memorial Day Celebration will begin at 11:30 a.m. at Oak Hill Memorial Park, Funerals & Cremations, 800 Truxton Drive, Kingsport.

The event will feature a 21-gun salute by American Legion Color Guard 3/265 and VFW, music provided by Amanda Allman, changing of the flag by India Company, 3rd Battalion, 25th Marines and HHT 3rd/278th Armored Cavalry Regiment, Tennessee Army National Guard, and a flyover planned for 12:30 p.m.

Hot dogs will be served by Pal’s at 12:30 p.m.

For more information, call Jantry Shupe at 202-1353 or 246-4631.

On Sunday, May 26, the Jonesborough Board of Mayor and Aldermen and the Jonesborough Veterans Affairs Committee will hold their 13th annual Veterans Memorial Musical Tribute at 2:30 p.m., in the Jonesborough Visitors Center auditorium.

The Johnson City Community Concert Band will perform.

For more information, call Marion Light at 753-5429.

Monday, May 27, when Memorial Day is observed, three events will be held throughout the area.

The Jonesville Woman’s Club will sponsor a Memorial Day program at 10 a.m. at the Veterans Wall in Cumberland Bowl Park, Jonesville, Va.

The program will remember those who have died in our nation’s service.

In Johnson City, a Memorial Day Program to remember and honor all military members who have served or are serving our nation will begin at 11 a.m., at the gazebo on Dogwood Avenue on the grounds of the James H. Quillen VA Medical Center.

Lt. (ret.) Bill Hampton, Tennessee Highway Patrol, U.S. Army Vietnam veteran and co-founder of Rolling Thunder Tennessee Chapter 4, will be the keynote speaker.

In Kingsport, the American Legion, Korean War Veterans Association, Vietnam Veterans of America and the Tri-Cities Military Council will honor area veterans with a Memorial Day ceremony at 11:30 a.m., at the Kingsport Veterans Memorial, Fort Henry Drive.

Rep. Phil Roe, M.D. (R-Tenn., 1st) will be the keynote speaker.

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