Memorial Day

The 67th annual Memorial Day service hosted by the Croxall Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution is scheduled for May 27.

The Captain Charles Croxall Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution will be hosting its annual Memorial Day service for the 67th time later this month.

The service, which is a local fixture in Commerce, features speakers, an honor guard, an official proclamation and more.

This year’s service will feature speaker John Bartley Silman, a Vietnam War veteran. Silman served in the United States Army with the 1st Aviation Brigade and was awarded the Bronze Star for meritorious service. Silman is currently a science teacher at Cooper High School and has been involved in education for 49 years. He will be speaking on his experiences in Vietnam.

The service will also feature a presentation of flags and a live rifle salute from the Hunt County Veterans Honor Guard. Commerce Mayor Wyman Williams will also present an official Mayoral proclamation during the service.

The Croxall Chapter of the DAR in Commerce was founded in 1927 by Mrs. Lawrence Looney, and is named for Charles Moale Croxall, who served in the American Revolutionary War.

The service will be held May 27 at 6 p.m. at First Baptist Church of Commerce. The event is free to the public.