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Gaston vets to present Memorial Day program

By Joe DePriest
jdepriest@charlotteobserver.com

GASTONIA U.S. Rep. Patrick McHenry will be the featured speaker Monday at the Gaston County Veterans Council’s annual Memorial Day Program at Gaston Memorial Park.

The program begins at 10 a.m. in front of the Wall of Honor on South New Hope Road.

Beginning at 9:45 a.m. the Gaston Symphonic Band will play patriotic music.

Colors will be presented by JROTC Cadets and Billie Hicklin will sing the National Anthem.

The Gaston County Honor Guard will conduct the Firing of the Volleys followed by the playing of Taps.

The Gaston County Chapter of the American Red Cross will provide ice cream to honor all veterans and their families after the ceremony.

Gaston Memorial Park and Carothers Funeral Homes are hosting the event. Afterwards, there will be an open house at the American Military Museum, 109 West Second Ave. in Gastonia. Admission is free.

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