BOTETOUT – Vietnam veteran and former prisoner of war David Harker will be the guest speaker at the 61st annual Memorial Day Service in Fairview Cemetery in Buchanan on Monday, May 31 at 11 a.m.
The service is sponsored by American Legion Post 93 and the public is invited for the outdoor ceremony.
Some 300 veterans’ graves in the cemetery will be marked with American flags that will be put in place by Post members and members of Boy Scout Troop 131 and Cub Scout Pack 207, which are under the leadership of Scoutmaster Jim Tolley and Packmaster Greg Childress.
Others taking part in the service to honor deceased veterans will be the Botetourt County Sheriff’s Department Color Guard, Post Commander Jimmy Eubank and Post Chaplain Clarance Stinnett. Special music will be provided by Sandra Brown and Adam Ferguson, and Charles LeFew will play “Taps.”
In case of rain, the service will be held in the Botetourt Funeral Home Chapel at 14920 Lee Highway just south of Buchanan.
The service will again be followed by the Fairview Cemetery Association’s annual dinner in the Buchanan Community House on Lowe Street. The dinner serves as a fund-raiser for the cemetery. The cost is $10.