Thomasville Times Enterprise


May 23, 2014

Veterans seek assistance

THOMASVILLE — Area veterans groups are looking for a few good men, women and children.

The groups need volunteers to help them place flags on veterans’ graves in Thomas County.  The effort in the Meigs, Metcalf, Coolidge and Ochlocknee areas have already been completed by members of American Legion Posts 31, 265 and 519; Veterans of Foreign Wars Posts 4995 and 11088; and Disabled American Veterans Chapter 59.

The flags were donated by the congregations of Big Creek Baptust Church, Salem Baptist Church, Antioch Baptist Church and Dillon Road Presbyterian Church.

Workers are needed at the following places:

—  Lebanon Cemetery in Pavo at 9 a.m. Saturday

— Boston City Cemetery in Boston at 9 a.m. Sunday

— Magnolia Cemetery in Thomasville at 2 p.m. Sunday

— Sunset Memorial Gardens in Thomasville at 4 p.m. Sunday

—    Laurel Hill Cemetery in Thomasville at 7:30 a.m. Monday

— Peaceful Rest Cemetery in Thomasville at 7:30 a.m. Monday

The Thomas County Memorial Day Ceremony will be held at Sunset Memorial Gardens at the Veterans Memorial at 11 a.m. Monday.  “Taps” will be played and the Flag-Folding Ceremony will be performed by the Post 265 Ochlocknee Team and narrated by Curt Crowe, retired from the U.S. Navy.

Family members are encouraged to attend and place a flag at the end of the ceremony.

Fore more information, contact Post 31 at 221-7978.

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