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Memorial Day Service
Please join us on Monday, May 29, Memorial Day, 10:00 AM, at the State Cemetery (909 Navasota at East 7th ST.). The Thankful Hubbard Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) and the Patrick Henry Chapter of Sons of the American Revolution (SAR) cosponsor the special Memorial Day Service which is held at this time every year. This service was first begun in 1981.
Lieutenant General (Retired) Glynn Mallory, will be the featured speaker. LTG Mallory graduated from the United States Military Academy at West Point, New York in June 1961.
LTG Mallory commanded an airborne rifle company in combat, and two years later served as a brigade operations officer in Vietnam. He commanded the Second Armored Division at Fort Hood, Texas.
He served as the Senior Military Assistant to the Secretary of the Army, Deputy Director of Operations in the National Military Command Center on the Joint Staff, and as the Director of Operations, Mobilization, and Readiness on the Army Staff during Operation Desert Shield/Desert Storm.
He is a graduate of the United States Army Command and General Staff College and the Army War College. Among his awards and decorations are the Distinguished Service Medal with two oak leaf clusters, the Silver Star, the Legion of Merit with oak leaf cluster, the Bronze Star with V and five oak leaf clusters, and the Purple Heart. His final assignment was as the Commanding General of the Sixth United States Army and the Presidio of San Francisco, California. He retired at Fort Hood, Texas in October, 1995.
SAR Compatriots, dressed as Soldiers in Revolutionary War Uniforms will participate in the service as the color guard and firing a musket salute honoring the deceased soldiers.
The service honors all those who made the ultimate sacrifice in service for our country, and especially honors Lt. Rankin and Sgt. Stephen Williams, both of whom fought in the Revolutionary War. (Sgt. Williams also fought in the War of 1812 and the Texas War of Independence.) Descendants of Lt. Rankin and Sgt. Williams will also be in attendance.
Seating is provided for elderly and mobility impaired people, all others are encouraged to bring lawn chairs.
The rain plan will have the service in the Texas State Cemetery’s museum, which is entered from Navasota St.
This service is open to all who wish to attend.