Memorial Day celebrations set for Sampson communities


By Chase Jordan - cjordan@civitasmedia.com



The Sampson County Fire Association Honor Guard participates in the annual Memorial Day Celebration in Harrells.


HARRELLS — In a few days, community members well continue a tradition of commemorating Memorial Day.

The Memorial Day Ceremony is scheduled for 10 a.m. Saturday, May 27, at the Town Hall, 373 Tomahawk Highway, Harrells. Attendees will walk to the park, led by the Sampson County Fire Association Honor Guard.

Town Clerk Cindy Ezzell and other town leaders are looking forward to the event.

“We’re just so glad that the town residents and surrounding areas want to support our military like this,” Ezzell said.

The celebration will include remarks from speakers, patriotic music and the reading of names from the Veteran’s Memorial. It will also include a picnic and flags will be distributed to place on the graves of veterans or family members.

For more information about the Harrells event, contact town officials at 910-532-4040.

Spivey’s Corner

The upcoming event in Harrells is one of several observances scheduled in Sampson County.

Just-A-Mere Garden Club is hosting its annual Memorial Day Ceremony at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, May 25, at the Spivey’s Corner Volunteer Fire Department, 8200 Newton Grove Highway, Dunn. Following remarks and the wreath-laying on the Blue Star Memorial, refreshments will be served.

Clinton

Next, the Sampson County Veterans Council and the Veterans of Foreign Wars will host a celebration at 10 a.m. Monday, May 29, at Sampson County Veterans Park. located near the Sampson County Emergency Services building, 107 Underwood St., Clinton. Joel W. Rose, president of the Sampson County Historical Society, will be the keynote speaker for the event. The Ladies Auxiliary American Legion Post 319 will serve refreshments after the event.

For more information, contact the Sampson County Veterans Services Office at 910-592-2862.

The Sampson County Fire Association Honor Guard participates in the annual Memorial Day Celebration in Harrells.
http://www.clintonnc.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/05/web1_Harrells_11.jpgThe Sampson County Fire Association Honor Guard participates in the annual Memorial Day Celebration in Harrells.

By Chase Jordan

cjordan@civitasmedia.com

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