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Memorial Day service next week

Staff Report

The annual Tallassee Memorial Day Service will go on as planned with COVID-19 safety recommendations for attendees. The event will be on Monday, May 25 at 10 a.m. at the gazebo in Veterans Park next to City Hall. It will be hosted by VFW Post 5035.

Those who come are asked bring lawn chairs and wear a mask.

Lt. Col. Joel Burdette will be the featured speaker. Featured music will include violinist Esther Hart, Taps by Sena Bird and the National Anthem sung by Jerry Cunningham. In addition, Tallassee and Reeltown VFW scholarship winners Thomas Pollard and Kyshia McKinney will read poems. Tallassee mayor Johnny Hammock will also speak.

"I don't know what kind of turnout we're going to have," Hammock said. "If you do come out, make sure you social distance yourself.