WMFD TV

Search Archive WMFD.com News

www.wmfd.com - Mansfield Memorial Park held its 45th annual Avenue of the Flags ceremony. }}" />

   
 
 
Mansfield Memorial Park Has 45th Annual Avenue Of The Flags

Story By: Staff Reporter

 

 

 
 
 
  Email Story to Friend
   
  Original Published: 5/25/2014

Mansfield Memorial Park held its 45th annual Avenue of the Flags ceremony. The ceremony is held by the VFW 9943's Ladies Auxiliary members.

"We have this every year, rain or shine," says Carole Kemplin, event chairman. "Every year, we have tried to make it a better and better ceremony."

Previously, the Avenue of Flags Ceremony was going to have a little extra showmanship by the 179th Airlift Wing, but due to unforeseen circumstances, their bonus presentation was canceled.

"What we always wanted to do was have a fly-over," said Kemplin. "One year, they were going to (show) a C-130, but it was too cloudy. Now, with the budget cuts, they're just not able to do it. But that's one thing we've always wanted to have done."

This year's ceremony included a speech by Senior Airman Andrew Litian of the 179th Airlift Wing. Some of this year's other event activities included the reading of poems, the playing of patriotic music, and the Roll Call of Flags.

   
  MORE RECENT NEWS
 
Image1 The ninth annual Make a Difference food drive is underway. Full Story
Image1 The Richland County Clerk of Court auto title office will close Wednesday, Oct. 29, at 2:30 p.m. It will be closed all day Thursday, Oct. 30. The office will reopen Friday, Oct. 31 at 8 a.m. Full Story
 
Image1 An explosion rocks Major Metals Company outside of Bellville Thursday afternoon. Full Story
Image1 Standing room only at Lexington School's Board of Education meeting Wednesday night. Full Story
  MORE NEWS
 

Lex Teachers Make a Statement at Board Meeting

Richland Newhope Honors Local Businesses And Employees

Congressman Jordan Watches Ebola Patient Care Preparations

Newhope superintendent named interim Crawford DD leader

Family Life Counseling Opens Office In Shelby

Benefit will be held for woman in need of lung transplant

More News