The American Legion Post 72 Honor Guard will perform rifle salutes and taps at the following cemeteries on Monday:
Oak Hill South, 9:30 a.m.
Oak Hill on Grant Avenue, 9:45 a.m.
Old Town, 10 a.m.
Calvary, 10:15 a.m.
Oak Hill North, 11 a.m. with Carl Binford as the guest speaker. The public is invited to Post 72 after the service for lunch.
10 a.m. Monday. In case of inclement weather the service will be conducted at the New Ross Christian Church
11 a.m. Sunday, Rose Hill Cemetery
7:30-9 a.m. Monday, annual Memorial Day Pancake Breakfast in the community room of the Veedersburg City Building.
10 a.m. Monday, Veedersburg Fire Station overlooking War Memorial Park
7:30 p.m. Sunday, for a special free viewing of “Over There: Hoosier Heroes of the Great War.” The Charles Forrest American Legion Post 228 will have a special free viewing of the PBS documentary “Over There: Hoosier Heroes of the Great War,” at the Sterling Christian Church.
Charles Harrison Forrest, the namesake of the Charles Forrest American Legion Post 288, was from Veedersburg. He was killed in action on Oct. 17, 1918. Forrest is featured in the film along with five other soldiers and one nurse, all of whom were from Indiana and served in World War I.
Veedersburg’s own Emmy award-winning filmmaker Jo Throckmorton, producer and director of “Over There: Hoosier Heroes of the Great War,” which will air on Indiana PBS Broadcast Station Network, as well as stations in Ohio, Kentucky, and Illinois, has been nominated by the Directors Guild of America for Outstanding Directorial Achievement. He produced and directed a major film for a museum installation at the Meuse-Argonne American Cemetery in Romagne-sous-Montfaucon, France, in 2016, which led to the production of this documentary. Throckmorton has also received the award for best documentary by the Society of Professional Journalists for his work on “Hard Life.”
Following the film, additional footage of images from the National Archives, as well as photos from the French Shoot specific to Charles Forrest will be shared.
Find Throckmorton at blueacemedia.com and at facebook.com/JoThrockmortonFilmworks/.
VFW Post 3284, Roachdale, will conduct services at the following cemeteries on Monday:
Blakesburg, 8:15 a.m.
Bainbridge, 8:45 a.m.
Clear Creek (Heritage Lake), 9:15 a.m.
New Maysville, 9:45 a.m.
North Salem, 10:15 a.m.
Barnard, 10:45 a.m.
Roachdale, 11 a.m.
Ladoga, 11:30 a.m.
Roachdale Library, Noon
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