May 26, 2011
Dr. Harlo Donelson to Address 65th Annual Memorial Day Services
Dr. Harlo Donelson of Memphis, will be the featured speaker at the Wallace W. Gillespie Memorial Post #4958 Veterans of Foreign Wars 65th Annual Memorial Day Services. The Memphis V.F.W. will host the special celebration beginning at 10 a.m. on the Scotland County Courthouse lawn on Monday, May 30th.
Post Commander Jamie Parker will welcome the guests prior to the traditional placing of the memorial wreath by Clarke Mustoe and the Pledge of Allegiance led by Charles Harris.
Mark Denney will offer the invocation prior to the performance of the "Star Spangled Banner" by the Scotland County R-I Junior High Band. The Memphis Community Players will return to the service to provide patriotic musical selections for the crowd's entertainment.
First Judicial Circuit Judge Gary Dial will have the honor of introducing the featured speaker of the day.
Donelson has been providing dental services in the Memphis community since 1962. He serves as the chairman of the Scotland County Economic Development Committee and is a founding member of the Memphis Community Players.
The Memorial Day Services will close with a rendition of "Sleep Soldier Boy" sang by Tom Cotton. Denney will offer the benediction and the VFW members will present a 21-gun salute while TAPS is played by Melinda Briggs.
In case of inclement weather, the services will be moved indoors to the VFW post.