The Town of Williamston will hold a special Memorial Day program to honor those who paid the ultimate sacrifice for our country and community.

The Memorial Tribute will be held at 3 p.m. May 27 at the Williamston-Pelzer War Memorial located at Middleton Field behind the Williamston Municipal Complex, organizers said.

The service will include special speakers and acknowledgement of veterans present for the solemn occasion. The service will conclude with a formal ceremony which will include placing a memorial wreath, playing of “Taps” and a twenty-one gun salute. All veterans and their families and friends and the general public are invited to the program.

“Those of our entire community who have an abiding faith in the ideals and strength of our nation, in our democratic process, and in the men and women of the past and present who have served our country well, are invited to attend,” Williamston Mayor Phillip Clardy said.

A Memorial Day Service will also be held at 4:30 p.m. May 27 at the Anderson County Veterans Memorial, located off McGee Road, Anderson. Dan Hogan, Veterans of Foreign Wars, Post 5996, Americanism Chairman will lead the tribute which involves VFW Post 5996 and their auxiliary, Fleet Reserve Association, Branch 432 and American Legion and Post 184 Color Guard.

Special guests will include Anderson County Council Chairman Larry Greer and Anderson County Administrator Joey Preston. Rosalyn Silverstein will sing the national anthem and Bobbie Sickler will recite Red Skelton’s version of the Pledge of Allegiance.


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