Tuesday, September 23, 2014


Congressman Lynn Westmoreland will be the featured speaker at the Veteran’s Day program at the Carroll County Veterans Memorial Park, on November 8, 2014 beginning at 9:30 A.M. with music by Terry Lowry and the Carroll County Symphony Orchestra. At 10 A. M. the official ceremony will begin with the Master of Ceremonies Retired Army Lt. Col. Barry Gardner welcoming everyone. Chaplain Will Smith will give the invocation.

The Colors will be presented by the Carrollton High JROTC and the Pledge of Allegiance will be led by Hugh Lee Young, a World War II prisoner of War.

Angie Hawksworth from the Whitesburg Christian Church will sing the” National Anthem.”

Gardner will share some facts about WW II and will introduce U.S. Representative Lynn Westmoreland, who will speak about the veterans’ contributions in that war.

Following the speaker, all World War II Veterans attending will be recognized.

Hawksworth will sing “God Bless America.”

Carrollton High JROTC will lay the memorial wreath while local bagpiper, Bob Miller, plays "Amazing Grace."

The American Legion Post 143, Honor Guard Rifle Squad will fire the WW II M1 Garands followed by "Taps."

Closing remarks will be given by Gardner.

Events Chairman Ronnie Pate said, “Please enjoy the music while viewing and handling the Military artifacts on display. Of course make yourself at home at this Park that Honors Veterans from Valley Forge to Afghanistan.”

ATTENTION EVERYONE: If you know of living WW II Veterans from Carroll County not involved in the American Legion Post 143, please contact Don Levans at 770-830-5979 or e-mail him at donlevans@msn.com and furnish the name and phone number where the Veteran can be reached.

NOTE: The Park grounds will have displayed vehicles, weapons and memorabilia from WW II. Two six-by-six trucks and an authentic WW II Jeep will be loaned to us by the Tallapoosa Veterans Memorial Park. Remember the Veterans Park holds two Memorial Services annually. In April 2014, a service by the Sons of the Confederate Veterans honored the 194 Carroll County soldiers who died in the Civil War. In May on the Saturday nearest Memorial Day a service is held to honor all deceased Veterans. Those from Carroll County Killed-In-Action in the various wars are shown on the KIA Walls.


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