Service celebrates deceased veterans

Jun. 03, 2014 @ 09:42 AM

A memorial service for veterans was held May 25 at Rock Bridge Cemetery.

John Faucette, president of the Rock Bridge Cemetery Preservation, opened the ceremony.

John Weaver displayed the American flag while the group said the Pledge of Allegiance.

Jenny Harris read the names of the 16 veterans buried at the cemetery.

Earlier, small flags had been placed at the veterans’ graves.

Dressed in military uniform, Chief Petty Officer Linwood Martin gave a speech about the importance of the services the soldiers had provided to their country.

Retired Col. Archie B. Taylor, a current Vance County commissioner, spoke about his service and also about his appreciation of recent work done at the cemetery.

Russell L. Hinton, who served in Japan during World War II, was present.

A moment of silence was observed during the service, followed by a prayer by Billy Davidson.

Joyce Duke played a recording of “Taps” to close the ceremony.