Saturday, May 24, 2014


On Saturday, May 24, 2014, the Carroll County Veterans Memorial Park Association hosted for the entire area a Memorial Service at the Veterans Park.

Some of the participants in the program are pictured above from the left: Lt. Col. Margaret Miller Johnson USMC, C. C. Commission Chairman Marty Smith, CCVMP President Don Levans, and Program Chairman Ronnie Pate.

Terry Lowry and the Carroll Symphony Wind Ensemble presented patriotic music before and during the program.

The American Legion Rifle Team is ready to perform the rifle salute to those being honored.

President Don Levans welcomed everyone!


Veterans Park Chaplain Will Smith led the invocation.
The American Legion Post 143 Color Guard presented the Colors.

George and Kaleb Chambers led the Pledge of Allegiance.  George and Kaleb 
 belong to the “Sons of the American Legion, SAL.”
Bag Piper Jack Rhodes played Amazing Grace.

Honoring the Carroll County troops Killed-In-Action by placing the Memorial Wreath were members of several military organizations.
The wreath was place at the base of the USA flag which is located in the center of the Walls of Honor.

Angie Hawkesworth sang the National Anthem and God Bless America.

Ronnie Pate rang the bell after Lt. Col. Johnson read the names of five soldiers Killed-in-Action during 2005 – 2007 and recognized their families.

Pattie Saylor stands as they read the name of her son, Sergeant Paul A. Saylor.

The ceremony ended with Taps by Ray Tanner, Jr., from Bugles Across America.

The West Georgia Young Marines assisted with the parking and program distribution.  Daniel Jackson from the Chamber of Commerce provided the Sound System.




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