May 25 Memorial Day service at courthouse canceled

Pre-recorded program to air on ACTV

The director of veterans services for Anderson County regrets to inform all residents of the county that due to the coronavirus and the governor’s Executive Order 30 related to gatherings larger than 10, that Anderson County’s 11th-annual Memorial Day Ceremony scheduled for 10 a.m. Monday, May 25, has been canceled.

There will be a pre-recorded Memorial Day program shown on Channel 95 – ACTV at 10 a.m. on Memorial Day.

The program will include speeches from Anderson County Mayor Terry Frank, Tennessee District 33 State Representative John Ragan, and keynote speaker Oliver Springs Mayor Omer Cox, U.S. Air Force retired.

The program will pay tribute to the men and women of the U.S. military who have given their lives to protect the freedoms we all enjoy every day, as well as remember all those lost to this current unseen enemy of the COVID-19.

The day itself is sacred and veterans need no reminder of the reason for it, but what about the general public, and more importantly the next generations?

It is requested that everyone remember and show their support of our military — past, present and future.