Monday, May 30, 2016

Memorial Day services honor war dead

Memorial Day services today will honor those from Crittenden County who died in the line of duty.

Held in the shadows of dozens of memorial crosses honoring Crittenden County men who lost their lives while in uniform, the annual American Legion Post 111 service will begin at 10 a.m. at Mapleview Cemetery in Marion. Linda Swyter, a six-year Army veteran, is the featured speaker.

Starting at 11 a.m. Monday at Shady Grove Cemetery, Kentucky Supreme Court Justice and Army veteran Bill Cunningham will honor fallen heroes as the featured speaker at the annual service. A lunch will be served afterward at the nearby Shady Grove fire department.