On Monday, May 31, 2021, Americans across the country will celebrate the brave men and women soldiers who died defending our country. As our nation and the state of Georgia still continue to suffer from the effects of COVID-19, Donalsonville American Legion Post 157 Commander Royce Davis has announced this year’s wreath laying ceremony on the courthouse lawn will not take place again this year.
However, as part of Post 157’s annual Memorial Day observance, the white crosses with the names of the fallen veterans of Seminole County, now displayed at the intersection of Highway 84 and Highway 91, will remain in place until June 7.
Whether you celebrate by hosting a backyard BBQ get-together or having a simple and intimate moment of silence with your loved ones, Memorial Day is a special time to honor America’s history and commemorate the bravery, courage and honor of our troops.
“Hopefully, on Veteran’s Day in November, we will be able to fully demonstrate our appreciation to these men and women,” Davis added.
The annual Donalsonville News Memorial Day Salute – remembering each of the 33 Seminole County natives who paid the ultimate price in service to his country –
is inside this edition.