Becky McCann, Communications Coordinator
Memorial Day 2023
[BREVARD, N.C., April 27, 2023] – The City of Brevard announced its upcoming Memorial Day event, which will take place on May 29, 2023, to honor the sacrifices made by our brave servicemembers. The American Legion will host this year’s ceremony, which promises to be a memorable and meaningful tribute to those who have given their lives in service to our country.
The Day of Remembrance Ceremony will be held at 11:00 a.m. on the front lawn of the Transylvania County Courthouse on East Main Street. The ceremony will feature keynote speaker Colonel Richard Bennett, US Army (Ret), who will pay tribute to those who made the ultimate sacrifice to protect our nation. While a parade is not part of the celebration, the event will include a wreath-laying ceremony, a presentation of colors, a recognition of Gold Star families, and a moment of silence to honor our fallen heroes.
“Memorial Day is a special day in the heart of every American,” said Mayor Maureen Copelof. “It is a day to remember and honor the brave servicemembers who gave their lives for what we cherish most: our families, our freedom and our liberty. May we never forget the price of the freedoms we enjoy and may we honor the fallen and embrace in our hearts the families who sacrificed so much. Please join us Memorial Day morning and as a community remember our heroes.”
For more information, or if your organization wishes to lay a wreath of remembrance, please contact the Veterans History Museum at (828)-884-2141, Legion Post 88 Commander Larry Hammontree at (315) 727-7213, or Steve Powell VFW Post 4309 at (828)-553-9725.