Memorial Day Observance Preparations Underway in Stephens Co.

Preparations are underway for this year’s Memorial Day observance in Stephens County.

Local veterans’ organizations will host this year’s Memorial Day ceremony in Stephens County a week from today, on May 26 at 11 a.m., on the lawn of the historic Stephens County Courthouse.

The American Legion Post 104, Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 4346, and Marine Corps Detachment 1303 are all hosting the event.

American Legion Post 104 Adjutant William Tucker said that the observance will once again feature presentations of wreaths honoring veterans who paid the supreme sacrifice.

Tucker said organizers are looking for groups that wish to present wreaths.

“We are asking other clubs and organizations to place wreaths during the ceremony,” said Tucker. He asked those groups to be at Monday’s ceremony by 10:30 a.m. to get those lined up.

Also, Tucker said that any club or organization planning to place a wreath at next Monday’s ceremony please contact him no later than Friday to properly recognize the organization in the program.

Tucker can be reached at either 706-886-4636 or 706-244-3209.

He said that the public is encouraged to come out next Monday for the Memorial Day observance.

Tucker encourages people to bring their own lawn chair in order to ensure seating.

Also, he said if there is inclement weather, the ceremony would move inside to the Schaefer Center on Doyle Street in downtown Toccoa.