Sussex County Memorial Day celebration is Sunday


GEORGETOWN — Memorial Day will be observed Sunday on The Circle, with a service beginning at 1:30 p.m.

It is sponsored by the Georgetown Kiwanis Club and the Korean War Veterans Association.

The keynote speech, “Hometown Heroes,” will be delivered by retired U.S. Army National Guard Lt. Col. Kenneth Jones, a Georgetown native and son of former Sussex County sheriff and Army retiree Cap Jones.

State Sen. Brian Pettyjohn will serve as master of ceremonies, while the invocation and benediction will be offered by Army veteran and Pastor Robert Longo of Georgetown.

Cathy Gorman of Georgetown will return to sing the national anthem and “America the Beautiful.”

Wreathes will be placed in tribute to those who died in World Wars I and II, Korea, Vietnam and the more recent conflicts. Assisting will be members of Boy Scouts Troop 95.

A rifle salute will be executed by members of the 198th Signal Battalion of the Delaware National Guard, stationed at the Georgetown Armory.

Taps and its echo will be performed by Sussex Central High School alumna Kylie Youse and Sussex Central senior Jake Darmstadter.

The program will last about 50 minutes, with seating provided, or attendees may bring chairs.

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