Stephens Co. To Mark Memorial Day Today

Stephens County will mark Memorial Day with an observance today.

This year’s Memorial Day observance will take place today 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 the 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 encouraged people to bring a lawn chair to ensure seating on Monday.

If there is inclement weather, the observance will be moved inside the Mitchell Allen Meeting Room at the train depot in downtown Toccoa.

Elsewhere, Toccoa City Hall and Stephens County government offices are both closed today for the Memorial Day holiday.

In the city of Toccoa, garbage and recycling routes scheduled to be picked up today will instead be picked up on Tuesday.

Commercial garbage will be picked up as usual, but yard waste and other items will not be picked up.