The following Memorial Day services are planned in our area:
Historic White Marsh
A Memorial Day Service will be held at 11 a.m. Sunday, May 28, at Historic White Marsh Church, 11040 Mary Ball Road, Brookvale.
The patriotic service will include a sermon by the Rev. Wesley Hall and will close with taps.
There also will be a display of “Betsy Ross” flags. Experts have dated the earliest known example of this flag to be 1792 in a painting by John Turnbull, reported Brenda Hall.
The White Marsh Meeting House was established in 1792 as a church in Lancaster County to be a place for people to gather to worship God. Some 225 years later, it remains so, said Hall.
Bethel United Methodist
The 28th annual Memorial Day Ceremony will be held at 9 a.m. Monday, May 29, at Bethel United Methodist Church, 142 Old Bethel Road, Lively. The speaker will be Lancaster County Sheriff Patrick McCranie.
A wreath will be placed in honor of those men and women who have served in the U.S. armed forces. The “Call to Colors” and “Taps” will be played by Robbie Spiers. A color guard will be provided by the Lancaster High School Air Force JROTC. The hymn, “Eternal Father Strong to Save,” will be sung with Wyatt McCranie as accompanist. A roll call of deceased servicemen associated with Bethel-Emmanuel Charge will be read.
Historic Christ Church
The Northern Neck Chapter of the Military Officers Association (NNMOAA) will hold its annual Memorial Day commemoration at 11 a.m. Monday, May 29, at Historic Christ Church & Museum, 420 Christ Church Road, Weems. Following patriotic music, the formal observance will begin at 11:30 a.m.
The speaker will be retired U.S. Marine Corps Gen. John J. Sheehan, currently chairman of the Military Officers Association of America.
The seventh annual Memorial Day Observance will be held from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Monday, May 29, at the Montross Courthouse Square. The observance is sponsored by American Legion Post 252 and the Montross Tea Party. There will free hot dogs and sodas.