CLAREMONT — The City of Claremont will be hosting its annual Memorial Day service at the Claremont Fire Department located at 2850 Firehouse Lane. The May 27 service will take place in the bay area of the fire department at 11 a.m. The service ends at 11:45 a.m. when the ceremonial wreath will be taken to the City Park, located at 3384 East Main St., for a presentation and activity there. All are welcome to attend, and some seating will be provided.

The service will consist of the following: a welcome by Mayor Shawn R. Brown, invocation and ending benediction, presentation of the colors by JROTC cadets from Bunker Hill High School, National Anthem sung by local students, Pledge of Allegiance led by Oxford Elementary students, guest speaker Navy Capt. Harvey J. Gannon, music and medleys played by Catawba Valley Brass Quintet, and other special components. Coffee and specialty drinks and snacks will be available for sale by Kade’s Coffee Co. Truck at the fire department from 10 a.m. to noon  and then from noon to 1 p.m. at the City Park. Everyone will move to the City Park at the end of the service for the ceremonial placing of the wreath and to plant your miniature flag in honor of those who have served.

The city will especially be honoring the names engraved on our Veteran’s Memorial Wall. If you would like your loved one’s name added to our wall you can fill out an application by stopping by City Hall or downloading the form from the city’s website. The deadline for having the name on for Memorial Day has passed, but you can get it in to be put on for next year.

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For more information, contact Kara Miller at or 828-466-7170. If you can’t make it to the event, there will be a Facebook LIVE video of the service as it happens.

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