For Veterans Day this year, several memorial services will be held throughout East Feliciana and presented by the Alexander Stirling chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution or the Feliciana Chapter of the United Daughters of the Confederacy.
Everyone is invited to attend.
East Feliciana Sheriff Talmadge Bunch has given the Alexander Stirling DAR chapter 700 flags to put on veterans’ graves, said Beth Dawson, of DAR.
Dawson said she will personally put flags at some of the cemeteries that don’t have programs, such as the McQueen Cemetery near Wilson.
“Anyone needing flags for a cemetery can contact me,” said Dawson, who can be emailed at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Ceremonies will include poems and music, and the names of veterans both surviving and buried will be recited, Dawson said.
“If someone is not present to receive their flag, Boy Scouts from Troop 51 will place flags on those veterans’ graves,” Dawson said.
One of the cemeteries, the Masonic Cemetery in Clinton, will include a speaker at the ceremony, as this is the 19th year for that event.
In addition, Clinton’s Rosehill Cemetery will join in with the Masonic Cemetery’s memorial celebration this year, Dawson said.
UBC honors Veterans
Area veterans and their families are invited to a ceremony at 11 a.m. Nov. 2 in honor of Veterans Day at Union Baptist Church, on La. 67 in Clinton following the church’s Sunday morning service.
The Rev. Jesse Williams will officiate; guest speaker will be the Rev. Jerry Young, of UBC.
For information, call Deacon Samuel Brown at (225) 719-1279 or the church office at (225) 683-9853.
HILLCREST CEMETERY: 10 a.m., 3132 Oak St., Norwood, presented by the Feliciana chapter, United Daughters of the Confederacy.
DAWSON CEMETERY: 9 a.m., Dawson Road, off La. 68, Jackson.
MASONIC CEMETERY: 2 p.m., St. Helena St. (La. 10), Clinton, presented by Alexander Stirling chapter of the DAR.
REDWOOD CEMETERY: 2 p.m., La. 412, Slaughter, presented by Alexander Stirling chapter of DAR.
TOWN OF JACKSON CEMETERY: 3 p.m., La. 10, Jackson, presented by Alexander Stirling chapter of DAR.