Legion plans Memorial Day Event

American Legion Carlyle Post 358 will host Rockdale’s annual Memorial Day observance at 10 a.m. Monday, May 27, at Wolf Park.

Les Davenport, vice-commander said names of Milam County service personnel who died in all wars will be read by Rockdale High School students.

Last year’s observance included the names of 236 persons, from World War I to the global War on Terror.

Other Legion members will participate in the ceremony.

The list includes 56 Milam County residents killed in World War I, 147 in World War II, nine in Korea, 14 in Vietnam and three in the War on Terror.

Carlyle Post 358 is named for brothers James and Hicks Carlyle of the Hamilton Chapel community near Rockdale who were killed in France on the same day, Oct. 8, 1918, one month and three days before the World War I armistice was signed.

Joe Twohig is commander of Post 358.

Wolf Park is located the intersection of Milam and Main.

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