Memorial Day services planned

May 25, 2023

Military service organizations from across Stephens County will honor those who gave the ultimate sacrifice in a special Memorial Day Ceremony on Monday, May 29 at noon at Memorial Park, located on the west side of highway 81, north of the Earl P Halliburton Memorial in Duncan. There will also be services in Comanche and Marlow.

“It is a privilege to recognize those who gave everything for our country,” said Dan Davis, AMVETS Commander. “We welcome the community to join us for a short ceremony as we reflect and give thanks for their sacrifice.”

The ceremony organized by the Stephens County Honor Guard and jointly hosted with AMVETS, VFW, Disabled American Veterans (DAV), and the American Legion will recognize those lost in each of the five military branches, as well as the Merchant Marines and POW/MIA through the posting of military service flags, laying of memorial wreaths, a rifle volley tribute to all past military members, TAPS, and remarks from area legislators. 

“Memorial Day is a time to remember and honor the men and women who put their lives on the line for us and our country,” shared Representative Marcus McEntire. “By attending this event, we reflect on what this day means, and remember with pride and thankfulness that war and conflicts of the past have given us the freedom we enjoy and provides hope for our free future.”

In addition to the event taking place at noon in Duncan, the Stephens County Honor Guard will host a ceremony at 10 a.m. in Comanche at the Fairlawn Cemetery and at 2pm in Marlow at the Marlow Cemetery.  

For more information contact the Stephens County Honor Guard at 580-860-3115.