Planning Underway for Stephens Co. Memorial Day Observance

Planning continues for this year’s Memorial Day observance in Stephens County.

This year’s Memorial Day observance will take place Monday at 11 a.m. on the lawn of the historic Stephens County Courthouse in downtown Toccoa.

American Legion Post 104, Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 4346, Marine Corps Detachment 1303, and AMVETS Post 600 will host Monday’s program in Toccoa.

American Legion Post 104 Adjutant William Tucker said this year’s program will include some special recognition.

According to Tucker, the memorial program will include special recognition of three Stephens County veterans, including two sailors lost at sea while serving aboard submarines and one MIA of the Korean Conflict.

In addition, the program will include presentations of wreaths honoring all veterans who have paid the supreme sacrifice from different patriotic and civic organizations.

Tucker said that organizers are requesting that all clubs and organizations planning to place a wreath be present by 10:30 a.m. on Monday.

Meanwhile, Tucker added that those organizations planning to place a wreath should also contact him no later than this Friday in order to receive proper recognition during the program. Tucker can be reached at 706-886-4636 or 706-244-3209.

Tucker encouraged people to bring a lawn chair to ensure seating on Monday.

He also said that if there is inclement weather, the observance will be moved inside the Mitchell Allen Meeting Room at the train depot in downtown Toccoa.