We invite you also to join our celebration of the 125th anniversary of the establishment of our historic cemetery, which was founded in 1886, and to meet our new management team, led by Harold Scott. We are excited about this new chapter in our cemetery’s history as we preserve and enhance the beauty of this sacred place.
MEMORIAL DAY 2012
Sunday, May 27, was a bright sunny day. The temperature was in the mid 90’s. There was a slight breeze. It was a perfect afternoon for a Memorial Day observance at Hollywood Cemetery.
What appeared to be the largest crowd to attend a cemetery Memorial Day event at Hollywood was there to visit, enjoy light refreshments and be present for the brief program. Hollywood President Don Thomson welcomed the attendees.
Carrie Prewitt began the program by singing the National Anthem. Following that she led those present in singing three patriotic songs.
The VFW Post 1848 Color Guard, led by Commander Ralph Murdaugh, led in a ceremony of raising the flag and then lowering it to half mast. Tom Grant played the bugle before and after the flag ceremony followed by a four gun salute.
Colonel Joe Lane, cemetery grounds supervisor, gave a talk outlining the number of American who had been killed in our various wars. He pointed out that we owed a debt of gratitude to each one and honoring them should be the main focus of Memorial Day.
The cemetery grounds crew had the cemetery looking its very best. Added to the appearance were the American flags lining the entrance drive courtesy of the Exchange Club. The Woodmen of the World furnished and installed American Flags at the graves of servicemen buried in the cemetery and these could be seen throughout the cemetery.
Please put Memorial Day on you calendar for next year so you can join us for an even bigger observance.