As Memorial Day approaches, Daviess County organizations are honoring veterans with a variety of events and services over the next several days.
- Today at 5:30 p.m, the Lieutenant Robert Moseley Chapter of the Sons of the American Revolution will read the name of every veteran of the American War for Independence at their Memorial Day ceremony. This event is being hosted at the Moseley Square Cemetery (722 E. 5th Street).
- The annual “Remembrance Field of Poppies” event will return at 4 p.m. Friday. It is hosted by the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 696 on the north lawn of 311 W. Veterans Blvd. There will be an array of white crosses in the yard, which represent the citizens of Kentucky who have died protecting our freedoms in the last 20 years. More than 300 names of fallen veterans will be read. Mackenzie Bell, a 15-year-old fiddle player, will play a few songs to honor the veterans, and Tara Noel Estes will sing the national anthem. After the event, there will be sandwiches provided.
- At 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Greenwood Cemetery (821 Leitchfield Road) will host a memorial service for the 200 veterans that are buried there.
- At 2 p.m. Saturday, Glenn Family Services’ annual Memorial Day event will make its comeback with various speeches, music, and more. That event is being held at the Owensboro Memorial Gardens (5050 Kentucky 144).
- A Memorial Day service is scheduled for 1 p.m. Sunday at the Veterans Triangle in Elmwood Cemetery (1300 Old Hartford Road). It will be hosted by the James L. Yates American Legion Post 9.
- Another service will take place at 5 p.m. Sunday at Utica Baptist Church (415 Kentucky 1207).
- At 9 a.m. Monday, The Brandon Scott Mullins Memorial Foundation is partnering with the Woody Williams foundation, Carry The Load, and the Kentucky Chapter of American Gold Star Mothers to host an 11-mile walk/run through Owensboro.
- At 11 a.m. Monday, there will be a Memorial Day service at the Owensboro Sportscenter (1215 Hickman Avenue), where the names of all the veterans who have died in the past 12 months will be read and honored. This is an annual event hosted by the Veterans Affairs Committee and the City of Owensboro. Commanders of each of the posts will be present.
- Events will wrap up at 1 p.m. Monday with the annual sea service at the post, presented by the VFW Post 696.