Troop 505 American Legion Memorial Day Weekend Community Service May 25-27

Troop 505 has been asked by the American Legion to participate in their Memorial Day Weekend services. If you are available please try to find some time to help. There are many opportunities to serve. ASM Eric Horlbeck will be the Troop adult leading in charge of coordinating the Troop with all Memorial Day Weekend Events. If you have any questions please feel free to contact ASM Horlbeck. To sign up for andy or all if the “Memorial Weekend Events.” Please click on the link below to view the online sign up sheet.

a message from Post 6 Commander Lee Heavlin

Memorial Day Weekend at the American Legion Post 6

We don’t celebrate Memorial Day. It is a day of remembrance of those who died in conflict or as a veteran. Veterans Day, however, celebrates the service of Veterans, living or dead, and their contributions to our country and community

16-Memorial Day Cemetery 2012 LHLong (23)The post joins with the Veterans of Foreign Wars, C. V. Cummings Chapel Hill Post 9100, as well as other local veterans and service groups to honor the dead on Memorial Day. In fact, our remembrance begins on Saturday morning, Memorial Day weekend.

We gather early that day at 7 a.m. to place flags on the marked graves of veterans at Chapel Hill Memorial Cemetery. You are invited to join us and, if you have a loved one buried there, we will give you a flag to place on their grave. Scouts from the many Chapel Hill Troops join us each year.

Flag placement is followed by a short Memorial Day service at 8 a.m. in the cemetery plaza. We will tell the story of Memorial Day and recognize local World War II veterans. Did you know that Memorial Day started as a southern event? It dates back to the Civil War and the decorating of soldiers graves by widows and family. Learn more

Bud Hampton

Bud Hampton

Our post will hold an open house on Monday, May 27th, 2013.  The doors open at 10 a.m. with a memorial service at 11 a.m.  Major Everett “Bud” Hampton, USMC (Retired), is our speaker.  Major Hampton is an Iwo Jima survivor, but there is more to his tale. Bud landed in THREE Pacific islands to capture them BEFORE he got to Iwo Jima. He was a seasoned Marine, who saw many island battles by the time he got there! His Marine battalion was used in Corsica for the filming of The Longest Day.  Read biography

You can download a schedule of Memorial Day weekend activities.  Download Memorial Day 2013 Weekend Events

Need a flyer for your school, church, or group?  Download Memorial Day Event Flyer 2013