American Legion Turnbow-Higgs Post 240 hosts Memorial Day ceremony

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Here are some scenes from today’s Memorial Day ceremony in Stephenville that was hosted by the American Legion Post 240 and Auxiliary Unit 240 at the West End Cemetery. TheFlashToday.com photos by Russell Huffman

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Rondoe Smith and Randall Jameson bow their heads in prayer before their flagging raising duty.
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Post 240 Chaplin LeRoy Griffin offers the morning’s invocation.
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Post 240 Adjutant Roger Easter welcomed all in attendance and introduced guest speaker Don Parker.

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Arielle Sword, Stephenville ISD MS Chior Director, sang the National Anthem.
Arielle Sword, Stephenville ISD MS Choir Director, sang the National Anthem.
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Erath County Judge Tab Thompson was among those in attendance.
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Guest speaker Don Parker served in the Marine Corps from 1955-60. As trained shooter and instructor in specialized marksmanship. While in Korea his unit founded the universal training program used by today’s Army and Marine Corps.

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Don Parker, Senior Adult Minister for Graham Street Church of Christ was the day's guest speaker.
Don Parker, Senior Adult Minister for Graham Street Church of Christ was the day’s guest speaker.

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Guest speaker Don Parker and Kathy Geffre, Post 240 Auxiliary President, prepare to lay a wreath at the memorial.
Guest speaker Don Parker and Kathy Geffre, Post 240 Auxiliary President, prepare to lay a wreath at the memorial.

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Post 240 Adjutant Jim Cox renders a salute prior to playing Taps.
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The Honor Guard fires a rifle salute.

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