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Butler County Chapter NSDAR Memorial Day Program

Butler County Chapter NSDAR held their Memorial Day Program on May 30, 2022, at the Butler County Courthouse lawn.

The General Richard Butler Chapter of the Sons of the American Revolution presented the colors.

Several gathered to show their respect to those who gave all.

Lynda O'Driscoll, Butler County Chapter NSDAR Regent, welcomed everyone and emceed the program.

Gail Gaddie, BCDAR Flag Chair, led the Pledge to the Flag followed by Maggie Childress singing the National Anthem.

Butler County Judge Executive Tim Flener gave the opening prayer.

Lynda Knight, VFW Aux. Post 5837, read the poem Forgotten Fighter. CLICK here for poemForgotten Fighter.docx


Melanie Hunt, Green River Chapter NSDAR Regent, and Cooper Colter and Karlee Gaddie with Green River CAR remembered the war dead by reading the names from the Civil War, Spanish American, World War I, World War II, Korea, Vietnam, and Iraqi Freedom. CLICK here for listButler County War Dead Memorial Day.docx

 Brother Gary Embry, Duvall's Chapel General Baptist Church, gave the keynote address. As a veteran, he first "Welcomed Home the Vietnam Veterans." Then, Embry shared personal stories about local veterans Jerry Shain, Floyd Jackson, Roy Felty, and Sidney Decker.

"Our freedoms are given by God and protected by those that serve," said Embry.

He reminded all not to forget those that gave the ultimate sacrifice.

Butler County Piecemakers presented Quilts of Valor to 15 veterans.


Lynda O'Driscoll, Melanie Hunt, Sherry Webster, and Donnie Webster laid a wreath at the monument for those lost in battle.

Doug Odle, Vietnam War Veteran, closed the program with the playing of Taps.


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