Thursday, June 25, 2015

Patriotic service held Wednesday

The annual community patriotic service presented by Crittenden County Ministerial Association and American Legion Post 111 will be at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday at Marion Baptist Church Family Life Center. The title of this year’s program, the 14th since 9/11, is “Freedom. It Is Not Free.”

The speaker will be retired Col. Curtis Prewitt, the pastor of Emmanuel Baptist Church who recently retired as an Army chaplain. All veterans, current members of the armed services, law enforcement personnel, firefighters, emergency medical technicians and dispatchers will be recognized.

The public is encouraged to attend. Singers are asked to join the community choir under the direction of Jason Dunbar. Rehearsal for the choir begins at 6 p.m. Dunbar can be reached at (270) 965-5232 or (270) 704-0317.

For additional information on the program, contact retired Army National Guard Col. Barry Gilbert at (270) 965-4741.