The annual Memorial Day service at Montrose Cemetery in Greenville will be held at 10 a.m. on Monday, May 30. The program will once again be presented in front of the mausoleum.
The guest speaker will be David Pence, a veteran and long–time member of the Greenville Municipal Band.
Prior to the program, the Muny Band, under the direction of Chris Woods, will perform a pre-service concert beginning at 9:45 a.m. The band will play the “Star Spangled Banner and then three other songs during the program.
General John Logan’s orders creating Memorial Day and Abraham Lincoln’s “Gettysburg Address” will be read by Bill Kendall and John Coleman.
Members of various local veterans organizations will participate as the color guard and firing squad. Howard Wise will play “Taps” on the trumpet.
Those attending are urged to bring lawn chairs.
In case of inclement weather, the service will be moved to the First United Methodist Church in the 300 block of South Second Street in Greenville.
The mausoleum at the cemetery will be open for visitors, prior to the service and afterwards.
At 9 a.m. Monday, local veterans will hold a brief service at the Bond County Veterans Memorial, on the courthouse lawn in Greenville, to change the flags.