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As the country prepares to honor its fallen heroes, officials with Trinity Memorial Park are planning a patriotic display and ceremony which features more than 100 full-size U.S. flags and hundreds of smaller ones.
Set for 2 p.m. Monday, May 27, officials will hold a Memorial Day ceremony to honor the men and women who have given their lives in defense of America, according to Trinity Memorial Park Facility Manager Tammy Lockhart.
â€śThis year's ceremony is going to be fairly simple, much like it was last year,â€ť Lockhart said. â€śOur guest speaker will be Major Gen. Eddy Spurgin. We've also added a moment of silence for the family members who have passed during the year. We'll have a list of their names inside the program.â€ť
Lockhart said the Howard County Volunteer Fire Department will again provide color guard services for this year's ceremony â€” which marks the 30th year Trinity Memorial has held the event â€” with a special touch.
â€śThe volunteer fire department provided their color guard last year and did such a tremendous job,â€ť Lockhart said. â€śThis year, I understand they are also going to be bringing their bag pipes for the ceremony. Kem Hooper and Valerie Sullivan will be performing, so we're really looking forward to that.â€ť