Daleville Memorial Day Celebration

While people all over the country celebrate Memorial Day with a day off, a group in Daleville met Monday morning to honor the sacrifices made by our armed forces.

The city of Daleville recently buried one of its own, Curtis Glawson Jr, who died in Iraq on March 20th when his Humvee was hit in a roadside bomb attack.

"Memorial Day is very special this year as it always has been, but with the loss of the life in Iraq over the last few years, we feel as special situation. We lost one of our own from Daleville just two months ago," said Vern Reynolds of VFW Public Affairs Officer.

Also present was General Dave Allen, whose organization the Wiregrass chapter of the Army Aviation Heritage foundation performed a fly-over for the ceremony.

The Patriot Guard Riders, who were present at Glawsons funeral, came to the ceremony Monday to show their support.

Patriot Guard Riders Jimmy Shiver said, "We ride in respect for funerals. We do welcome homes, send offs, for our American soldiers. We do the soldiers of today. We also do the veterans. We do memorials of the soldiers in the past.”

If you've never heard of the Patriot Guard they say they have only one requirement to join, that requirement respect.

The next event for the Patriot Guard Riders will be a send off for a Dothan National Guard troop on June 10th.


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