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Memorial Day Events Planned in Rome

May 26, 2013 -- 9:38am
By: Laura-Jane Hatcher (WRGA News) 
 
Brighton Memorial
 
This Memorial Day, one of the nation’s oldest WWII memorials will be commemorating the fallen soldiers of Floyd County. 
 
The Brighton Memorial, built just a year after WWII’s end, will hold its annual Memorial Day Service at noon on Monday. Since the 90s, the Watters District Council for Historical has hosted the ceremony to honor the sacrifices made by American soldiers everywhere. 
 
The flag pole monument was built in 1946 to commemorate the 12 soldiers of the Brighton Family, a collection of Brighton Mill Laborers and Model School students, who never made it back from WWII. 
 
The memorial is at 1 Memorial Circle, which is off of Burlington Rd. in Shannon. 
 
 Also on the docket for Memorial Day is one of Rome’s tastiest traditions--- American Legion Post 52 will be hosting its annual Barbeque and Brunswick stew sale Monday, from noon to 4pm. Plates are $7. All money raised goes towards helping veterans.   
 

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