American Legion honors veterans, hosts memorial day program

Published 12:00 am Thursday, May 16, 2019

American Legion Post 522 will honor veterans in a few special ways this month. The members begin by hosting the annual Memorial Day ceremony at 11 a.m. on Monday, May 27, at the Veteran’s Memorial at Shallowford Square.

The ceremony will include the Presentation of Colors by the Post Color Guard, a 21-gun salute by the Post Riffle Squad and the placing of the wreath at the Battle Cross and POW memorials.

Additionally, Post 522 will be collecting old and worn American Flags that need to be retired. A collection box will be available for drop off on Memorial Day.

The American Legion Post 522 is offering a meaningful way to remember and honor a veteran by selling engraved memorial bricks.

The bricks will be placed at the Battle Cross Memorial in Shallowford Square. Attendee will also be able to purchase these memorial bricks during the Memorial Day ceremony.

The cost per brick is $150 payable by cash or check only and may be purchased to honor any living or deceased veteran.  This offers a wonderful way to remember and honor a veteran.