Memorial Day Program in Gadsden
The Gadsden-Etowah Patriots Association is encouraging all area residents to begin their Memorial Day celebrations with a visit to the Ola Lee Mize Patriots Park at Noccalula Falls in Gadsden. The group will hold their annual Memorial Day program on Monday morning starting at 10am. The event will include a wreath-laying ceremony and a special presentation by Lt. Col. Jim McGlaughn who has just recently returned home from deployment in Iraq and Afghanistan. The program will also feature the dedication of a new Iraq/Afghanistan plaque that has been put on display and the unveiling of a new Purple Heart Monument at the park as well. The program will get underway at 10:00am and should last about 45 minutes.