MEMORIAL DAY ACTIVITIES IN BOND COUNTY
Greenville, Pocahontas, and Mulberry Grove are hosting Memorial Day observances.
American Legion Post 1180 of Mulberry Grove will place smaller flags at every veteran's grave in the Mulberry and Taylor Cemeteries on Saturday at 9am. Forty-two flags will be raised in the village of Mulberry Grove that day. The Avenue of Flags in the Mulberry Grove Cemetery will be raised at 9am Sunday, weather permitting. A memorial service is planned for Sunday at 1pm in the cemetery with an opening prayer, roll call, 21-gun salute, and Taps.
In Greenville, the flags will be changed at the Bond County Veterans Memorial Monday at 9am. The ceremony will also recognize the new memorial bricks added to the memorial. Following this program, the Marine Corps League Detachment will organize a parade from downtown to Montrose Cemetery. The annual Memorial Day program gets underway at Montrose at 10am with guest speaker Reverend Tim Pate. This will mark the first performance by the 2006 Greenville Municipal Band.
Robinson Cemetery north of Pocahontas is hosting a Memorial Day ceremony Sunday at 2pm. Reverend Tom Hoffmann is the guest speaker. The Pocahontas American Legion Post 1104 and Highland VFW Post 5694 will participate.
A Pocahontas area veterans Memorial Day celebration commences at 11am Monday in the city park. Organizers encourage you to bring lawn chairs. Pork burgers will be served following the program.
Greenville VFW Post 1377 is hosting its 4th annual Memorial Day fish fry Monday from 11am until 4pm. Tickets are $6.00 per dinner or $3.50 for a fish sandwich only.