Ceremony held for Memorial Day

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MILTON, Ga. – Milton’s annual Memorial Day ceremony will be held at Freedom Park on May 26 at 10 a.m.

A fundraiser breakfast will be served by Boy Scouts starting at 9 a.m., and retired U.S. Air Force colonel the Rev. Dr. Robert G. Certain will be the ceremony’s featured speaker.

As a combat aviator during the Vietnam War, Certain flew more than 100 missions over Southeast Asia in 1971 and 1972. He was shot down and captured in December 1972 and spent several months in a Hanoi, North Vietnam prisoner of war camp.

Following Vietnam, Certain earned his doctorate in divinity and became a military chaplain at the headquarters of the Strategic Air Command and Air Mobility Command and at the Air Force Academy.

When former President Gerald R. Ford died in late 2006, Certain was chosen to lead all the memorial services and to preside at his burial in Michigan.

The ceremony will also feature a roll call of Milton’s living and fallen veterans. To be included, please fill out the forms at www.cityofmiltonga.us so that you or a loved one will be recognized for service to the country.

MH 05-14-14