Tag Archives: Memorial Day

Donnie Middleton to Address 73rd Annual Memorial Day Services

Donnie Middleton will be the featured speaker on Monday as the Wallace W. Gillespie Memorial Post #4958 of the Veterans of Foreign Wars hosts the 73rd Annual Memorial Day Services on the lawn of the Scotland County Courthouse. The services will begin at 10 a.m. with Post Commander Lloyd Erickson and program chairman Donnie Middleton […]

Marching Tigers Make Memphis Proud at National Memorial Day Parade

After almost a year of fundraising, organizing, uniform fittings, and thousands of marching strides, the Scotland County Band departed for Washington D.C. May 25th. At 4 p.m. the instruments, uniforms, and luggage were all loaded, good-byes were said, and the wheels started turning as the Marching Tigers departed Memphis, Missouri en route to D.C.  The […]

78th Annual Memorial Day Service Pays Tribute to Heroism

The Memphis community enjoyed a warm, sunny Monday morning for the celebration of the 78th Annual Memorial Day Service on the lawn of the Scotland County Courthouse. The Wallace W. Gillespie Memorial Post #4958, joined by the Memphis Community Players hosted the event. Spectators gathered on the west side of the city square to pay […]

SCR-I Band to Make ‘Long March’ to Washington DC to Take Part in National Memorial Day Parade

As residents of a rural school district, Scotland County R-I students are used to long bus rides. However on Thursday, some three dozen SCR-I musicians will be boarding a bus for a trip that will exceed their bus mileage for the year, just one-way. At 4 p.m. on Thursday, May 24th the Scotland County R-I […]

Larry Gieseke to Address 72nd Annual Memorial Day Services

Larry Gieseke will be the featured speaker on Monday as the Wallace W. Gillespie Memorial Post #4958 of the Veterans of Foreign Wars hosts the 72nd Annual Memorial Day Services on the lawn of the Scotland County Courthouse. The services will begin at 10 a.m. with Post Commander Lloyd Erickson and program chairman Donnie Middleton […]

SCR-I Band to Perform in 2018 National Memorial Day Parade in Washington D.C.

The Scotland County R-I Board of Education unanimously approved a proposed band trip to Washington D.C. over Memorial Day, 2018. The American Veterans Center and Music Celebrations International has invited the Scotland County Marching Tigers Band from Memphis, to be a representative of Missouri in the 2018 National Memorial Day Parade in Washington, D.C. Band […]

DeMarce’s 71st Annual Memorial Day Address Offers Challenge to Honor Heroes by Accepting Responsibilities of Citizenship

The following is the Memorial Day Service address presented by Judge Karl DeMarce on May 29th, 2017 in Memphis, MO It is a breath-taking honor, to have been asked to give this Memorial Day address.  It is an even greater honor, and deeply humbling, when it comes to someone who knows very well that he […]

Barnett Statue Rededicated at Special Memorial Day Service

The following speech was presented by Judge E. Richard Webber on Monday, May 27, 2017 at the rededication of the Barnett Statue at the Downing House Museum in Memphis, MO In preserving the tradition of the citizens of Scotland County, in revering the dedication of its best citizens, who willingly surrender their lives to protect […]

Leslie Chambers Legion Post #395 Holds Annual Memorial Day Observance

The Leslie Chambers Legion Post #395 of Gorin, Missouri, held its annual Memorial Day Observance on Sunday, May 29, 2016, at the Gorin Christian Church. Bubba Eder, the church minister, gave the blessing before Legion members and guests partook of the delicious carry-in dinner. Following the meal, an impressive program was held in the church […]

Judge E. Richard Webber’s Address to the 70th Annual Memorial Day Service in Memphis, MO May 30, 2016

The following is the speech presented by Judge E. Richard Webber at the 70th Annual memorial Day Service in Memphis, Missouri. Gary, (Presiding Judge Gary Dial who introduced Webber) I still get around the State, some and know how highly you are regarded by the Missouri Supreme Court. The Court is comfortable in transferring you […]