Memorial Day services planned in Brookville

From staff reports

American Legion Post 102 in Brookville will host Memorial Day services at several locations around the Brookville area on Monday, May 29.

The traditional Memorial Day service will be held inside the Jefferson County Courthouse starting at 11 a.m.

The featured speaker will be Herbert McConnell, a Vietnam War veteran.

McConnell was a teacher and the principal at Brookville Area High School. He is currently a member of the Brookville School Board.

He is the father of two sons, both of whom served as Air Force officers.

American Legion commander Bill Littlefield will offer welcoming remarks. Asbury College voice major Rebekka Askey will perform the “Star Spangled Banner”, and chaplain Jim Porter will provide the invocation.

Following the service, members of the Brookville Honor Guard will provide a rifle salute. The service will end with the traditional salute to the dead, the playing of Taps.

American Legion member Randon Bartley will serve as the emcee for the event. The public is invited to attend.

At noon, the American Legion members will have a flag raising ceremony at North Fork Heights.

The third event is at the Brookville Cemetery at 1:30 p.m. where the Brookville Honor Guard will salute the veterans buried in that cemetery. The service will be held at the Union Army monument in the cemetery.

A special service for a Civil War veteran will follow.

The Honor Guard will conclude the day with services at Summerville. Details of that event will be announced.

The Brookville Honor Guard is composed of members of The American Legion and Veterans of Foreign Wars. Membership is open to any veteran.