Legacy of heroes

From the very young to the very old, Monday’s Memorial Day ceremony at Veterans Memorial Park gave each a time to reflect on the ultimate sacrifices made by Taylor County’s— and the nation’s—bravest and brightest.

The hour-long program, coordinated by County Commissioner Pam Feagle, also honored the living heroes of World War II as well as veterans of the Korean War, Vietnam and the War on Terror.

PHOTO: Some 25 World War II veterans were honored at Monday’s ceremony. Shown are (front, l to r) Harold Young, Navy; Ponce Morgan, Navy; Ollison Wheeler, Navy; James Buster Durden, Navy; Ned Brafford, Army; and Mack Sessions, Army; (standing, l to r) Harold Mixon, Air Force; James H. Holmes, Army Engineers; Price Carmichael, Army; Henry Davis, Army; Horace Knowles, Army; and Ray Evans, Navy. Also shown with them is guest speaker, retired Marine Kirk Coker.

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