Jim Myles, vice president, Aviation Operations at DynCorp International, will be the guest speaker at the Finis J. Self Chapter of the Military Order of the Purple Heart Annual Memorial Service to honor those who served our country. This service honors the fallen warriors of Cullman and Morgan Counties. Those being honored were either killed in action or received a Purple Heart for wounds received and passed on later in life. The service will be conducted at the Purple Heart Monument in Sparkman Park in Hartselle, Alabama on Saturday, August 6th at 10:00 a.m.
Each fallen warrior’s name is read, accompanied by a bell ringing. In addition, a Purple Heart flag is given to a relative or friend if present. A Veteran’s Walk is also held, open to all veterans. The Purple Heart Monument honors veterans with bricks engraved with names of those who have served in the Armed Forces.
Myles will be joined by State Senator Arthur Orr, State Representative Ed Henry, West Point Mayor Kenneth Kilgo, JROTC cadets from Brewer High School, Pastor Roger, former POW George Mills, SFC Donna Johnson, Ms. Enell Baker and the Patriot Guard Riders, during the ceremony.