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County to Honor Fallen Heroes During Memorial Day Event

Remembrance Ceremony Open to the Public

Post Date:05/08/2017

Durham, NC —  Residents and visitors planning to observe Memorial Day 2017 are invited to join Durham County Veteran Services as they commemorate the national day of mourning. The ceremony honoring America’s military service members who died while serving their country will take place at 9 a.m. on Monday, May 29, 2017.

 

Participants will gather on the front steps of the Durham County Administration Building/Old Durham County Courthouse, located at 200 E. Main Street, for a morning of remembrance. The ceremony will begin with opening remarks by Director of Durham County Veteran Services Lois Harvin-Ravin, followed by the playing of “The Star Spangled Banner” and the recitation of the Pledge of Allegiance.

 

The public will be invited to help call the roll of the Durham County’s more than 350 veterans who died while at war. The program also includes the POW/MIA table presentation recognizing military personnel taken as prisoners of war or listed as missing in action. The ceremony will conclude with the playing of “Taps,” played by military at burial and memorial services.

 

The event is free and seating will be available. Free parking is available at the Durham County Social Services parking lot, located between on Main Street, between Roxboro Road and Queen Street. The parking lot is about one block from the place of celebration.

 

For more information about this Memorial Day event, contact Harvin-Ravin at (919) 560-8387 or email her at lharvin-ravin@dconc.gov.