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Memorial Day tribute planned for Veterans’ Park
Two Guyton soldiers to be honored
Memorial Day

Special to the Herald

The public is invited to a Memorial Day Tribute at Veterans’ Park in Springfield, May 27, beginning at 6 p.m.

Memorial Day honors all who died while wearing the uniform. Memorial Day is a day to honor those who had their life cut short during their military service and ultimate sacrifice. That sacrifice lives on as long as they are remembered. Thanking a veteran for their service is appropriate for any other day, especially Veterans’ Day every Nov. 11.

The featured speaker for the Memorial Day service is Effingham County native and US Navy Veteran Richard Loper, past president of the Effingham County History Museum.

Participants in the program include ECHS Jr. ROTC Color Guard, Guyton Boy Scout Troop #295, music by The Phillips family, Springfield Mayor Pro Tem Jenny Denney, and First Lt. Lucas Hynes, GSU ROTC.

Two soldiers will be remembered at this year’s ceremony with their placards added to the Veterans’ Park Tribute Place: PFC Henry J. Anderson who died May 20, 1944, while serving during WWII; and Sgt. Leroy Wallace who died May 14, 1970, while serving in Vietnam. Both men were from Guyton.