WCAV-WVAW-WAHU | Charlottesville, Virginia | News, Weather & Sports

Local Ceremony Shows the True Meaning of Memorial Day


May 27, 2013

The Veterans from the Champ J Lawson, Jr. Post #2044 in Earlysville, Va. hosted a ceremony to honor those who lost their lives in the line of duty.

People from the community gathered to pay tribute through music, speeches and a wreath laying ceremony.

Margo Sheridan, commander from the Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) for the entire state of Virginia, gave the keynote address for the ceremony.

The commander for the Post #2044 VFW in Earlysville spoke about the true meaning of Memorial Day.

"Had it not been for those people who fought for our country, sacrificed their lives, we wouldn't be free today," says Ed Floyd. "So we are in the land of liberty today, and the home of the brave."

The children of the Nortonsville Church of God sang patriotic songs and the Cub Scouts from Pack #75 presented the flags.

All of this was done to honor those who served our country.


The comments sections of Newsplex.com are designed for thoughtful, intelligent conversation and debate. We want to hear from our viewers, but we only ask that you use your best judgment. E-mail is required, but will not be displayed with comment.

  • Comments cannot be profane or vulgar. We will not post comments that use profanity or cross the lines of good taste.
  • We will not post comments that use hate speech. Slurs, stereotypes and violent talk aren’t welcome on our website.
  • Comments should not attack other readers or people featured in our stories personally. Any accusations should be backed up with facts.
  • Any comment we post will be posted in its entirety. We do not edit any comment that we post.
     
  • Comments should contribute to the discussion. We will not post comments that don't advance the discussion. Flaming and/or trolling will not be tolerated.
     
  • Comments should not attack other posters. Let's keep the focus on the content of the story.

    As a host Newsplex.com welcomes a wide spectrum of opinions. However this is a site that we host. We have a responsibility to all our readers to try to keep our comment section fair and decent. For that reason The Newsplex reserves the right to not post or to remove any comment.

    If you have any ideas to improve the conversation or this section let us know. Send an e-mail to webmaster@newsplex.com.

 

powered by Disqus
The Charlottesville Newsplex 999 2nd Street S.E. Charlottesville, VA 22902 434.242.1919 – Main 434.220.7522 - Newsroom
Gray Television, Inc. - Copyright © 2002-2014 - Designed by Gray Digital Media - Powered by Clickability 209071671