Saturday, May 23, 2009


Veterans who participated in the program. This picture was taken
during the singing of God Bless America.
Mike Jiles played Taps in front of the Memorial Wreath under the
lowered Flag of the U.S.A.

Wayne Waddell spoke to us about his military career and some of the experiences he had in Vietnam as a prisoner of war. He reminded everyone that Memorial Day is a special time to show our appreciation and teach our children what true patriotism really is.

Jim Crawford came from his retirement home in Florida for this special occasion and dedicated the new Pavilion to all the mothers, fathers, sons and daughters of Veterans who have served their country, especially those Killed-In-Action who gave the untimate sacrifice. May we never forget - freedom is not free.

Mimi Gentry saved the day by singing the National Anthem. It is wonderful to have talent and even more wonderful when you use it without hesitation. Thank you, Mimi.
From the very beginning, it was great. The Carrollton High School ROTC did an excellent job!

Friday, May 22, 2009


Norris Garrett, President of the Veterans Memorial Park, is shown presenting an engraved rock to Sammy Robinson, the park contractor in appreciation for his work on development of the park. Both Sammy and Norris are Vietnam Veterans. The park looks beautiful in anticipation of the Memorial Day Ceremony. All visitors are welcome and if you have a question, do not hesitate to ask any one of the park committee.