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Daughters of the American Revolution of Paulding County held wreath laying service honoring Vietnam war soldiers. The Captain Edward Hagin Chapter, National Society Daughters of the American Revolution held a Wreath Laying Service on March 29, 2016. Regent Hilda Shipp welcomed all and thanked the Vietnam War Veterans in attendance for their bravery and service in this conflict. A prayer was given by Mac McPherson, Chaplain, Paulding County American Legion Post 111.
Regent Shipp introduced Paulding County Commissioner Tony Crowe who recalled thoughts about his own service in the United States Military.wreath 800
Representative Micah Gravley, Georgia House of Representatives, then took to the podium. He was very young during the Vietnam War and said that his first remembrance of this war was to see the Vietnam War Traveling Memorial Wall. Under a beautiful, early spring sky, a 21 Gun Salute was performed by the Paulding County Sheriff’s Department. Two members of the Paulding County Sheriff’s Department then laid a wreath at the base of the Vietnam War Memorial honoring soldiers from Paulding County who gave the supreme sacrifice with their lives in the Vietnam War. Those soldiers are:
Johnny Thomas Fuller, Paul R. Standridge, Anthony Loran Camp, Franklin D. McClure, Morrie Curtiss (M.C.) Barber, Clifford Paul McCary, Nedward C. Estes, Jr., Hollis Ray Hall
Tabitha Ketcham of the American Legion Post 111 Auxiliary gave a moving rendition of the Star Spangled Banner to conclude the service.