Memorial Day 2019

A brief ceremony, lowering of the colors, and taps are corner stones of a small town Memorial Day. Sulphur Springs was privileged to have an addition to the 2019 Event. A Riderless Horse. Big Sarge, with saber, saddle, and boots facing backwards, made his way to Celebration Plaza at 8:00AM. He and his handler Melissa Harris, stopped at the various memorials around the plaza. Big Sarge, a former caisson horse, worked solo Monday morning giving a flawless performance.

Whether on the battlefields of Bunker Hill, on the beaches of Normandy, in the jungles of Vietnam, or in the mountains and deserts of the Middle East, brave Americans of every generation have given their last full measure of devotion in defense of our country, our liberty, and our founding ideals.  On Memorial Day, we humbly honor these incredible patriots and firmly renew our abiding commitment to uphold the principles for which they laid down their lives…

Robert “Derb” Goodman of the Hopkins County Marine Corp League and members lowered all of the flags on Celebration Plaza. Members said a prayer, read a proclamation, and played taps.

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