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VFW Post 7767 hosts Memorial Day service

VFW Post 7767 hosts Memorial Day service
May 28
14:30 2018

The Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 7767 held a Memorial Day service Monday morning, May 28, at the veterans monument on the Stephens County Courthouse lawn.

Post Commander Roy James led the call to order and the Pledge of Allegiance. The VFW Auxiliary President Russell Blue lowered the flag, and Shonda Wood performed the music. The Rev. Dannie Lee led the invocation and the benediction and presented the Memorial Day message. Kenneth “Pops” Brannan performed taps.

Flowers and a wreath were provided by the following organizations: Veterans of Foreign Wars, Senior Citizens of Breckenridge, County Commissioners Court of Stephens County, Disabled American Veterans No. 216, Company “L,” Texas Veterans, Masonic Lodge, American Legion Auxiliary and Elks Lodge No. 1480.

VFW Auxiliary Chaplain Ron Cowan read aloud the names of the local veterans who died in the past year and whose names were added to the monument. Additionally, the names of two veterans who died in previous years were added to the memorial.

Those veterans were:

Lester W. Blackerby
Donald B. Crenshaw Jr.
Cody S. Critchfield
LC. Deubler
Leo Draper
Douglas P. Fambrough
William L Fulbright
Rolly D. Grounds
Charles E. Haney
Gerald L. Kesner
Orvel A. Knight
Truman N. Lee
Howard L. Mehaffey
Donald L. Plott
Lacy C. Purcell
James D. Roberts
James E. Sims
Lloyd C. Smith
Fred Squyres
Douglas D. Stewart
James R. Stracener
Robert D. Tolle
Charles O. Vaught
Leslie D. Waggoner
Robert Brown Waller
Gary L. Welsh Sr.
Jessie G. Williams

Bert D. Chadwell

William D. O’Neal

Cutline, top photo: VFW Post 7767 Commander Roy James leads the Pledge of Allegiance at the Memorial Day service Monday, May 28, at the veterans monument on the Stephens County Courthouse lawn. (Photo by Tony Pilkington/Breckenridge Texan)

For more photos from the Memorial Day service, click here to see the Breckenridge Texan gallery.

VFW member Kenneth “Pops” Brannan plays taps during a Memorial Day service at the Stephens County Courthouse on Monday, May 28. (Photo by Tony Pilkington/Breckenridge Texan)

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