In Re­mem­brance

CAN­DLE­LIGHT CER­E­MONY HELD FOR VETS

McDonald County Press - - FRONT PAGE - Sally Car­roll

Mil­i­tary per­son­nel were hon­ored Sun­day when the McDon­ald County His­tor­i­cal So­ci­ety hosted a spe­cial can­dle­light­ing cer­e­mony.

“The can­dle­light cer­e­mony for the World War I vet­er­ans who lost their lives was so mov­ing,” said His­tor­i­cal So­ci­ety pres­i­dent Karen Dobbs.

All vet­er­ans were hon­ored dur­ing the cer­e­mony, which was held at 2 p.m. Sun­day, Nov. 11, at the Pineville Com­mu­nity Cen­ter.

A spe­cial high­light in­cluded hon­or­ing those 17 vet­er­ans from McDon­ald County who lost their lives dur­ing World War I.

A large crowd at­tended the pro­gram which fea­tured a trib­ute from the Ju­nior ROTC and mu­sic pro­vided by Tril­ogy.

The Ju­nior ROTC per­formed the empty ta­ble cer­e­mony. One mem­ber read the script, while oth­ers car­ried in the dress caps from each mil­i­tary branch. Each cap was added to the sym­bols on the ta­ble.

“The Ju­nior ROTC did such a solid and pro­fes­sional job,” Dobbs said. “There were few dry eyes left in the crowd. Tril­ogy wowed and hon­ored us with their mu­sic.”

Af­ter the cer­e­mony con­cluded, many who at­tended vis­ited the His­tor­i­cal Court­house Mu­seum, which fea­tures a vet­er­ans’ ex­hibit.

COUR­TESY PHOTO

Vet­eran Kim Bell lights can­dles dur­ing a spe­cial cer­e­mony hon­or­ing all vet­er­ans on Sun­day af­ter­noon. The pro­gram, which was held at the Pineville Com­mu­nity Cen­ter, hon­ored 17 McDon­ald County ser­vice­men who lost their lives in World War I. The McDon­ald County His­tor­i­cal So­ci­ety hosted the cer­e­mony to high­light and show re­spect for all vet­er­ans who have served.

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