Remembering sacrifices made by area veterans

Published 10:00 pm Thursday, May 25, 2017

Saturday, May 27
Starting at 9 a.m. the VFW Post 9116 will be setting out approximately 400 flags on veterans’ burial sites. We need as many volunteers as possible. Contact Bevin Corbin at 828-802-1060 for more information.

Memorial Day, May 29
11 a.m., VFW Post 9116 will be having a Memorial Day ceremony at the Polk Memorial Gardens in Columbus, which will include the new Veteran Service Officer for Polk County, Gina Cashion. She will be speaking about an Honor Flight that is coming up for WWII, Vietnam and Korea Veterans. The ceremony will include a 21-gun salute by the Polk County Veterans Memorial Honor Guard and the playing of TAPS.

3:30 p.m. ceremony at the Saluda Veterans Park

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