Tahlequah Daily Press

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May 12, 2014

Veterans Memorial Ceremony planned

TAHLEQUAH — A Veterans Memorial Ceremony will be held on Saturday, May 24, at 11 a.m. at the Tahlequah Cemetery.

The event, sponsored by the Cherokee County Veterans Council, will be held at the pavilion located just inside the gates of the cemetery. Everyone is invited to attend.

The speaker at the ceremony will be Army Cpt. Jason M. Upoff, director of NSU Military Science and ROTC. Commander John Reid, American Legion Post 50, will serve as master of ceremonies. Tahlequah High School JROTC, under the direction of Lt. Col. Michael Hunt, will provide the Honor Guard. Daughters of the American Revolution member Becky Wright will sing the National Anthem and Mike Allen will play the bagpipes.

Volunteers are needed to help Job Corps students place flags on veterans’ graves at the city cemetery. Anyone wishing to volunteer should meet at the pavilion at 5 p.m. on Thursday, May 22. Those who have placed the flags in prior years suggest that volunteers bring a drill or a long screwdriver to make the holes for the flags, as the ground is quite hard.

Member organizations of the Veterans Council include The American Legion and Auxiliary, Post 50; The American Legion and Auxiliary, Post 135; Blue Star Mothers of America Inc., Cherokee Capital Chapter OK 21; BPOE (Elks Lodge) No. 2601; Daughters of the American Revolution, Cherokee Capital Chapter; Disabled American Veterans, Chapter 31; Military Order of the Purple Heart, Chapter 641; Northeastern State University ROTC; Sons of the American Legion, Squadron 135; and Veterans of Foreign Wars and Auxiliary, Number 3707. The Vet Center, Department of Veterans Affairs, Tulsa, Oklahoma, is an associate member of the council.

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