Yadkin County will hold a Memorial Day ceremony to honor the county’s soldiers, both fallen and still serving.
The program will be held at Yadkin County Park at 6600 Service Road in Yadkinville, starting at 11 a.m. on Monday.
“We will read all of the names of the Yadkin County war dead from the Civil War to today,” said Chuck Knight, administrator of Veterans Affairs for Yadkin County.
Knight said that there will be no guest speaker at the event in order to dedicate that time to honoring the deceased.
All veterans that attend the event will be recognized and a wreath will be placed on the Veteran’s Monument. There will also be a 21 gun salute and veterans will post service flags for their respective military branch.
“Every year we’ve held this event it has grown,” said Knight. “At one time the memorial service was held on the courthouse grounds and we didn’t get much of a turnout but since we’ve moved it to the county park the turnout has been much better.”
Knight said that donuts and coffee will be available at the event.
“We’ll do our best to honor the dead,” said Knight.
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