(c)2013 NPT PHOTOS BY NELSON MORAIS
LEFT: Col. Eddie Young was the keynote speaker at the Memorial Day service held in Newport on
Monday, May 27.
RIGHT: The Navy JROTC presented the color guard at the Memorial Day service held at the
downtown Courthouse on Monday, May 27.
|Published: 10:25 AM, 05/28/2013
||Last updated: 10:25 AM, 05/28/2013
Author: Nelson Morais
Source: The Newport Plain Talk
NEWPORT-A crowd of well over 100 people turned out on
Monday, May 27 to honor those servicemen and servicewomen who were killed in
the line of duty, at a Memorial Day service.
Col. Eddie Young, chaplain for the Cocke County Fire
Department and honorary chaplain of Post 75 Amvets, was the guest speaker at
the service held on the front lawn of the downtown Courthouse.
He named the number of soldiers killed in the different
world wars and other wars, and then said, "War is not over. We're in a
global war now with people that would like to destroy you, your loved ones, and
all you hold dear in your heart."
Col. Young then said, "Every American citizen is a
soldier. We're living in dangerous times." He cited parallels between
Israel and the U.S. in terms of always being prepared for attacks from the
For more details, please see the Tuesday edition of the
Newport Plain Talk.
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