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A Memorial Day ceremony honoring veterans will be held Monday at VFW Post 8535. 

The ceremony begins at 11 a.m. with the first part of the ceremony taking place in the park. A second portion will be conducted in the VFW hall.

The festivities will begin with the raising of the both the U.S. and POW/MIA flag and the pledge of allegiance. A balloon release by the VFW Auxiliary will be followed by a laying of the wreath by Henderson Mayor Buzz Fullen, a prayer by the VFW chaplain, 21-gun salute by the Henderson Police Department and Rusk County Sheriff’s Office Honor Guard and the playing of Taps by Terry Dorsey. 

The ceremony will then move inside with a presentation of colors and another recital of the pledge of allegiance as well as the national anthem. 

VFW Commander Don Easley will recognize all veterans and distinguished guests and a candlelight service will be provided by the VFW Auxiliary. There will be a keynote speaker and the ceremony will wrap up with the singing of God Bless America and a closing prayer. 

Henderson High School choir students Brooke Hudson, Mckenna Marler and Jossiane Griego will perform during the ceremony. 

The ceremony is open to the public and free to attend.

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