American Legion Goes Ahead with Memorial Day Ceremony

News release from Post #159 American Legion:

A brief and physically distanced Memorial Day Ceremony will be held at 11:00 am on Monday, May 25 at Post #159 American Legion at 101 Waco St (Hwy 21 / Hwy 6) in Bryan Texas outside in the front parking lot, near the flagpoles as a solemn remembrance to honor America’s fallen heroes.

Post Commander Tom Marty will give brief remarks and Post Chaplain Gerry Hince will read the names of area veterans lost this year.  Post #159 Honor Guard will perform a 3-shot rifle volley and sound “Taps” at the conclusion of the ceremony.

The public is welcome and all veterans and their families are especially encouraged to attend.  Attendees will be invited to proceed immediately after the ceremony to place flags on the graves of veterans at nearby Bryan City Cemetery, including the grave of Cyrus Earle Graham.

The observance of Memorial Day preserves the important purpose of Memorial Day: A solemn commemoration to ensure the sacrifices of America’s fallen heroes and their families are never forgotten

American Legion was chartered by Congress in 1919 as a patriotic, mutual-help, war-time veterans’ organization.  Local posts provide community service and offer programs which align with the four pillars:  Veteran’s Affairs and Rehabilitation, National Security, Americanism, Children and Youth.

To learn more visit www.alegion159.org, email us at post159@alegion159.org  or leave a voicemail at 979-778-1936.