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Lions Memorial Day Celebration set for Monday

A tribute to those who made the ultimate sacrifice will take place Monday morning, May 31 in Confederate Park in Greenville.

The Greenville Lions are hosting their annual Memorial Day Celebration, with live music kicking off at 9:30 a.m. in the park.

A local citizen and proud veteran, Col. Earl Tisdale, will be the keynote speaker for the event’s program, which is slated to start at 10:30 a.m. Patriotic songs, prayers, Presentation of Colors, a “Taps” ceremony with a bagpiper, and the annual Walk of Honor for all military veterans and active duty present will be part of the event.

Displays of antique tractors and vehicles and possible military flyovers are also planned.

The winning essay in the annual Lions Memorial Day Essay Contest will be shared and entries into the Memorial Day Poster Contest will be recognized, with all entries on display in the park.

Following the program, attendees can enjoy a picnic sack lunch featuring pulled pork barbecue sandwiches.

Chairs, including some tented seating, will be offered. Attendees are encouraged to wear comfortable, lightweight clothing and hats.

“We are very excited to once again bring this event to our community and we encourage all area veterans, their families, and the families of those who lost their lives in service to our country to attend our celebration,” said Lions president Jeff Adams.

“We know how important our military has been in protecting our freedoms and we want to honor and recognize that truth.”