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Honoring Service: Military killed in the line of duty are honored


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 enemy.

For more details, please see the Tuesday edition of the Newport Plain Talk.

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