The Exchange Club of Rome will host a Memorial Day event this Saturday through Monday, May 29th to 31st, at the Coosa Valley Fairgrounds in Rome. It will feature displays of military history that will be open to the public this Saturday and Sunday from 10 am to 4 pm and Monday from 11 am to 3 pm, as well as a Memorial Day Ceremony on Monday from 10 am to 11 am.
Displays will educate the public – particularly younger community members – on ‘the cost of freedom’, says John Fortune, active member of the Exchange Club of Rome’s Americanism Committee.
These displays will feature the club’s replica of the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, which recently wrapped up an eight day tour in Indiana, along with Disabled American Veterans, the Constitution of the United States, and many more.
The guest speaker for the Memorial Day Ceremony will be Colonel David S. Hubner, US Army (retired). That ceremony will additionally feature patriotic music by the Exchange Club of Rome Ensemble and a wreath laying in honor of the fallen, says Fortune, who adds that the goal of the program (and of the displays) is to pay respect those who gave their lives in service to this country and their families. The Civil Air Patrol, which celebrates its 80th anniversary in 2021, will also be part of the event.
Those with questions about the Memorial Day event should contact Fortune via cell phone at (706) 346-0119.