Memorial Day display in Church Point


Veterans of Church Point are honoring local fallen heroes this Memorial Day with a display at the Church Point Depot.

A mock cemetery is on display commemorating 21 fallen soldiers from the Branch, Richard, and Church Point area. Of those 21, 14 are from World War II, 4 from the Korean War, and 3 from the Vietnam War. Five soldiers were prisoners of war with one soldier having died in the Bataan Death March.

Every hour on the hour, veterans do a salute-procession through the depot grounds to the music of “Taps”. The memorial is on display up until the end of Memorial Day from sunrise to dusk.

A special closing ceremony will occur at 6 P.M. Monday evening.

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