More Memorial Day events confirmed

By Martin Graham -

Several more Memorial Day events were confirmed on Wednesday, including annual ceremonies at the Washington Cemetery.

On Monday, May 27, Fayette County will take time to honor the nation’s heroes who have passed with several programs at cemeteries around the community. The first of these events will be held at the Washington Cemetery on Washington Avenue at 10 a.m. According to officials, the Washington High School band will perform and Washington Court House City Council Chairman Dale Lynch will speak to the crowd. The Fayette County Honor Guard will also be on hand all day at the various events, completing full military honors for the fallen.

“The Fayette County Honor Guard will be there too, the firing squad and the whole bit,” Fayette County Honor Guard member and local veteran Ed Fisher said. “We will do a wreath presentation and a flag presentation to honor the fallen.”

The next event will be held at the St. Colman Catholic Cemetery at 11 a.m. on South Elm Street in Washington Court House. According to officials, Father Sean Dooley will conduct a service and the Fayette County Honor Guard will perform full military honors, including the firing squad and the playing of taps.

Finally, Fisher said he will speak briefly at Highlawn Cemetery — located on U.S. Route 22 toward Sabina just outside of the city — at 1 p.m. to the crowd about Memorial Day. Once again the Fayette County Honor Guard will perform taps and more to honor those who sacrificed their lives to protect the country.

Stay with the Record-Herald for coverage of these Memorial Day events in the Tuesday, May 28 edition of the Record-Herald.

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By Martin Graham