Memorial Day celebration on The Circle this Sunday

GEORGETOWN – The traditional Sussex County Memorial Day Service will be held on The Circle in Georgetown, Sunday, May 24 at 1:30 p.m.

Co-sponsors are the Georgetown Kiwanis Club and the Korean War Veterans Association.

The keynote speech will be delivered by US Army veteran John G. Mitchell, State Commander, Veterans of Foreign Wars.

Master of Ceremonies will be State Senator Bryan Pettyjohn.  Colors will be presented by the Sussex Central High School Junior Army ROTC.

Invocation and benediction will be offered by Reverend Christopher Cordrey of Bethesda United Methodist Church, Georgetown.

Soloist Cathy Gorman will sing the National Anthem and lead attendees in singing God Bless America.

Memorial wreathes will be placed by local veterans’ groups and service organizations in tribute to those who died in the World Wars, Korea, Vietnam, and more recent conflicts to protect our freedoms. Assisting will be members of Troop 95, Boy Scouts of America.

The rifle salute will be executed by members of the 198th Signal Battalion, Delaware National Guard, stationed at the Georgetown Armory.

Taps and its echo will be performed by students at Sussex Technical Vocational High School.

The program is scheduled to last about 45 minutes.  Some seating is provided on The Circle.  Attendees are encouraged to bring comfortable folding chairs.

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