Plans detailed for Plymouth's Memorial Day service

PLYMOUTH - The Plymouth American Legion, VFW and DAV has announced the speaker for the Memorial Day services in Plymouth. Carlos Arambula, an Army war veteran of Viet Nam, will address the crowd.

Ceremonies begin at 10 a.m. Monday, May 26 at the Marshall County Court House where placement of wreaths will be conducted in memory of fallen veterans followed by a ceremony at the Yellow River on South Michigan Street bridge at 10:30 a.m.

The final ceremony will be held at 11 a.m. at Oak Hill Cemetery where Sgt. E-5 Carlos Arambula will be the guest speaker. Rev. Richard A. Pickard will give the opening prayer and close the ceremonies with a benediction. Rev. Pickard is a former Marine and a member of Disabled American Veterans. He is Chapter Commander and State Chaplain.

Mayor Mark Senter will give the welcome and the Plymouth High School Band under the direction of Bryan Ames will play a patriotic song and the National Anthem prior to the talk by Sgt. Arambula.

Following Arambula’s remarks, the honor guard will perform a 21-rifle salute and taps in honor of the deceased veterans. This ceremony is provided by the combined efforts of the American Legion, post 27, the VFW and DAV.