Community invited to annual Memorial Day Ceremony on Monday

Published 10:52 am Friday, May 24, 2024

Local veteran associations in Oxford are inviting the community to a Memorial Day celebration on Monday.

The event will be held at 11 a.m. in the Veterans Park on Veterans Drive, across from the Mississippi State Veterans Home.

After a flag-raising, Col. David McElreath will be the guest speaker.

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A wreath will be placed before the ceremony on the north side of the Lafayette County Courthouse.

Next to the park at the Veterans Building, veterans and their families are invited to enjoy some hamburgers, hot dogs, baked beans and more.

Unlike the celebratory Veterans Day which honors all veterans, Memorial Day is a more somber holiday. It is a day of remembrance for those who died while serving and paying tribute to fallen soldiers.

The event is co-sponsored by the VFW Post 3978, DAV Chapter 48, American Legion Post 55 and Marine Corps League Det.1431, all of Oxford.