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Brother Baker, 104, guest speaker at Memorial Day observance

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Wreaths to the countys war dead will be placed at the monument by commanders of local veterans organizations, including: the American Legion, Veterans of Foreign Wars, Viet Nam and Disabled Veterans Associations. Gold Star Mothers who gave their sons and daughters for our freedom will be introduced and all veterans present will be recognized.

The ceremony will begin promptly at 9 a.m. and conclude with the trumpeters playing of Taps approximately one hour later.

The speaker for this 2012 Memorial Day observance will be a gentleman who was 10 years old at the end of World War I in 1918. Brother W.L. Baker will relate events during the past 104 years of his life during war and peace times, in what will be a once in a lifetime experience for attendees at the ceremony, Henderson noted.

Ample seating will be provided for those who require it. Everyone is welcome and urged to attend to show your appreciation to all uniformed service persons

All veterans and all who love and appreciate our country and freedoms made possible by these heroes are urged to attend, Henderson said. Also, everyone is urged to proudly fly their American Flags the entire weekend, through noon Monday at half-staff. They are then to be restored back to full staff at noon Monday.

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