Middlebourne Holds Third Annual Service
On Monday, May 25, several community members gathered at the gazebo in Middlebourne to remember those who have given their lives in service to our great country. The Third Annual Memorial Service was led by the American Legion Post 48.
Following an invocation led by Chaplain Bill Carter and the Pledge of Allegiance, Commander Terry Weekley addressed the community. “Today is about those who served this nation and made the supreme sacrifice in service to his country,” Weekley said. “To this day, American’s continue to dieThere have been more than one million of them.”
Union President Cathy Post was next to address the assembly, telling accounts of Veterans who had fallen during service. “This Memorial Day, as we continue to honor those who fell for us in battle, let us also pause to remember those who have sacrificed their lives while serving others. May God bless them. May God bless you. May God Bless the United States of America,” said Post.
The flag was then lowered to half-staff and Adjutant Roger Post led the POW/MIA. “The table is set for one, representing the frailty of one prisoner alone against his or her oppressors,” said Post.
Justice Sonny Spencer and Richard Dick Mercer were both honored as departed comrades in the past year.
First Vice President Dave Roberts then led the gathering in Taps.
Following the service, the members travelled to the cemetery to lay a wreath and render Taps.