MEMORIAL DAY PROGRAM IN GREENVILLE
Reverend Tim Pate of the Greenville First United Methodist Church was the featured speaker at Monday's annual Memorial Day program at Montrose Cemetery. Pate, who grew up in a military family and spent his youth in several countries, talked about his respect for the flag and what it represents. He admitted that he felt humbled to be speaking in front of the men and women who had served this country and the principals of safety and freedom. Pate also read the lyrics to the song "Taps" and asked that everyone take time to reflect on their meaning.
Among the groups participating were members of AMVETS Post 140, the Lincolnland Leathernecks Marine Corps League detachment, American Legion Post 282, VFW Post 1377 and its ladies auxiliary, Boy Scout troops 57 and 50, and the Greenville Municipal Band.
The flag retirement ceremony at the Bond County Veterans Memorial on Monday.