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Bryan American Legion Post Remembering Post Namesake Friday Morning

Two days before the end of World War I, a member of the Army Air Corps from Brazos County died in a plane crash.

Cyrus Earle Graham became the namesake of Bryan American Legion post 159.

Post commander Tom Marty invites the public to the Bryan cemetery Friday morning at 11, where the 100th anniversary of Graham’s death will be observed with full military honors and the placing of a wreath at Lt. Graham’s gravesite.

The post is hosting the annual joint Veterans Day ceremony, which starts Sunday morning at 11. Also participating are the Vietnam Veterans of American Chapter 937, Disabled American Veterans Chapter 200, United States Submarine Veterans Brazos Valley Base, Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 4692, and the Marine Corps League Detachment 1391. The post is located at the corner of Highway 21 and Waco in Bryan. The keynote speaker is Army Medic, Tillman Scholar, and M.D. Candidate at TAMU class of 2020 Andrew D. Fisher. Entertainment will be provided by the Brazos Valley Community Band directed by Army Veteran Elmer Jackson.

Post 159 is also participating in the dedication of the World War I memorial at the Brazos Valley Veterans Memorial, which begins Sunday at 4 p.m.

Click below for comments from Tom Marty, visiting with WTAW’s Bill Oliver.

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Posted by on Nov 6 2018. Filed under Featured Stories, Local News for Newsletter, News.
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