The threat of rain prompted the necessity of bringing indoors Monday’s Memorial Day tribute at Elkin Municipal Park. It did nothing to lessen the significance of the annual ceremony in which veterans, family and members of the community gathered together to pay tribute to those who laid down their lives in previous and current wars.
Although the gathering was small, it was a heartfelt gathering just the same, marked with ritual that underscored its significance.
In a reminder to all present, Joseph Hicks, commander of William J. Jones Post No. 7794 Veterans of Foreign Wars, made a request to take place at 3 p.m. Prior to the request, Hicks explained that the U.S. congress had passed a measure marking the day.
“Wherever you may be, stop for a minute and remember,” Hicks said.