A special ceremony honoring those who gave the ultimate sacrifice for their country was held on Memorial Day, Monday, May 25th, on the courthouse lawn in Waynesboro.
The annual ceremony, hosted by American Legion Posts 130 and 254 from Waynesboro and Collinwood, featured greetings and remarks from officials including Tennessee State Representative David Byrd and Wayne County Executive Jim Mangubat.
The Roll of Honor was read, which includes the names of all Wayne County service men and service women who perished during World War I, World War II, the Korean War, and the Vietnam War. The names of Wayne County veterans who have passed away since Memorial Day 2019 were read as well.
The ceremony concluded with the placement of a wreath on the Veterans’ Memorial, followed by a 21-gun salute, the playing of “Taps,” and the raising of the national colors by the American Legion Honor Guard.