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Ceremony planned for Memorial Day

Staff Reports • Updated May 25, 2016 at 12:00 PM

A special veterans’ ceremony will be held May 30 in Lebanon in honor of Memorial Day.

The event will feature former Marine and noted Cumberland University baseball coach Woody Hunt as the featured speaker. Hunt holds a record of 1,500-plus career game wins, including three national championships. Hunt served as a corporal in the Maine Corps and spent time at Paris Island, S.C., Cuba and the Mediterranean Sea. 

The ceremony will feature a 21-gun salute, posting of colors and wreaths, recognition of veterans, Gold Star mothers and Blue Star families, and Taps will be played to close the ceremony. A number of veteran’s organizations in Wilson County, including American Legion posts 15, 179 and 281, VFW Post 5015, Disabled American Veterans, Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter 1004 and Gold Star Mothers will play host to the event. 

“We urge you to come and bring your family and friends to demonstrate your support and appreciation for those we owe so much, as well as to all veterans who will be present, for their service to our country and the world,” said retired Lt. Col. Jim D. Henderson, coordinator and emcee for the event. 

The ceremony will begin at 9 a.m. at the Wilson County Veterans Plaza.

The American Legion Post 15, city of Lebanon and Wilson County sponsor the event.    

For scenes and video from last year’s Wilson County Memorial Day Ceremony, click here.

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