By John Harlow
On this Memorial Day, Americans will gather in community parks and squares for the purpose of REMEMBERING those who went off to war and did not come home.
Dillon, we will gather on May 30th at 11 a.m. at Veterans Square for a program presented by the Dillon County Veterans of the Year (VOY) organization that will honor those heroes and REMEMBER the sacrifices they made in combat defending the democratic values and freedoms we as Americans still have today.
Across America many will be enjoying a 3-day weekend filled with burgers and dogs, some time with family and friends, and a time to just relax.
We at VOY wish you a GREAT Memorial Day holiday but ask that you take a moment to REMEMBER our fallen heroes and the sacrifices made by them for us. Please consider being a part of the Dillon community Memorial Day ceremonies to REMEMBER those men and women by attending this Memorial Day program.
Commander Lloyd Brown has announced the following agenda for the Dillon Memorial Day program:
Monday, May 30th
at 11 a.m.
– Veterans Square
Welcome: VOY Commander Lloyd Brown
Invocation: Rev. Johnny Corbett
National Anthem: Barbara Causey
Hoisting Flags: US Flag Terry Morris & SC Flag Harry Moore
Post Colors: Dillon High School JROTC
Pledge of Allegiance: John Harlow
Introduce Speaker: Charlie Vance (speaker to be named)
Deceased Veterans Roll Call: Lloyd Brown (Veterans Names Since May 2021)
Toll Bell: Levern Hayes
Deceased Veteran Award: Lloyd Brown
Memorial Wreath Placement: Asa McDuffie & Ronnie Stone
Playing of Taps: Dillon High School JROTC
Retire Colors: Dillon High School JROTC
Benediction: Rev. Rob Pierce
By John Harlow