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Brown featured speaker at Memorial Day event
Observance set for Monday at 10:30 a.m.
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As featured speaker for this year’s Memorial Day observance hosted by American Legion Dexter Allen Post 90, Bulloch County Sheriff Noel Brown plans to talk about the American flag.

Monday’s observance, free and with the public invited as always, will begin with music at 10:30 a.m. followed by the speaking program at 11 a.m. in the Emma Kelly Theater at the Averitt Center for the Arts in downtown Statesboro.

Each Memorial Day the local legion post gives several individuals the honor of reading aloud the names of those from Bulloch “who gave all” at various periods of history.

Bulloch County Sheriff Noel Brown
Bulloch County Sheriff Noel Brown

This year County Manager Tom Couch will intone the names of those who died during World War I. Deputy Rey Rodriguez and Army veteran George Sterling will intone the names from World War II, assigned to the Atlantic and Pacific theaters, respectively. Navy veteran Marvin Grimm will intone the names from the Korean War. Then Army veteran Randy Brigman will read those from the Vietnam War; and Army veteran Bob Babot, the names of those who died in Iraq and Afghanistan.

For the introductory music beginning at 10:30 a.m., Michael Braz will play piano and Brandi Harvey will sing patriotic songs.

At the end of the ceremony, the crowd will to sing “God Bless America” after the chaplain’s closing prayer and before Enrico Soriano plays “Taps.”

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