The Bulloch County Memorial Day service, coordinated by the American Legion Dexter Allen Post 90, will return to the Emma Kelly Theater this year. The last two years the service has been held at the Bulloch County Veterans of All Wars Memorial monument which is located in front of the Bulloch County Judicial annex on Siebald Street in Downtown Statesboro.

The Memorial Day service will begin at 10:30 am with thirty minutes of music by local musician Robert Cottle. The program will begin at 11 am in the Emma Kelly Theater, located at 33 East Main Street in Statesboro.

See below for the complete program for the service.

Marine First Lieutenant Cody Wooley, who is a Marine recruiter with the 6th Marine Corps Recruiting District in Columbia, S.C., will present the keynote address.

The program is open to the public and Grice Connect will live stream the program on our Facebook page. It will also be available in the follow up story on Grice Connect’s website.

Entertainment by Robert Cottle (Begins at 10:30 a.m.)

Flags Posted ( Bulloch County Sheriff’s Dept)

Welcome (Dexter Allen Post 90 Commander)……………………………………Lonnie Ellis

Opening Prayer (Post Chaplain)………………………………………………………….Barbara Thames

Pledge of Allegiance (Post Sr. Vice Commander)……………………..Charles “Skip” Campbell

Welcome to Averitt Center…………………………………………………………………Rahn Hutcheson

National Anthem………………………………………………………………………………..

General John A Logan’s General Order 11 (Memorial Day Order)………SSGT Langland, Branden (Army Recruiter)

In Flanders Field ………………………………………………SSGT Adrian M. Gray, (Army Recruiter)

Entombing of Fallen Veterans of Bulloch County

WW1 …………………………………………………………………………………………………….Sean Mclaughlin

WW2 (Atlantic Theatre) ………………………………………………………………………..Bill Adams

WW2 (Pacific Theatre) ………………………………………………………………………….Gary Martin

Korean War……………………………………………………………………………………………John Daube

Vietnam War…………………………………………………………………………………………Randy Brigman

Iraq/Afghanistan…………………………………………SSG Adolpho Chavero, (Marine  Recruiter)

Introduction of Speaker…………………………………………………………………………..Lonnie D. Ellis

Speaker…………………………………………………………………………………………….1Lt. Cody Wooley

Presentation of Gift………………………………………………………………………………….Lonnie D. Ellis

Closing Prayer…………………………………………………………………………………….Barbara Thames

Herschel DeWayne Grice is the founder of Grice Connect an online news and information company in Statesboro, Georgia. DeWayne has been active in the media for over three decades. He brings a unique insight...