Camp Gordon Johnston Memorial Day marked by prayer

Officers of Camp Gordon Johnston American Legion Post 82 stand with heads bowed in prayer during the Photo available for purchase

Officers of Camp Gordon Johnston American Legion Post 82 stand with heads bowed in prayer during the Memorial Day ceremony are, from left, Chaplain Barbara Cook, Ladies’ Auxiliary President Fran Weeks, Sons of the American Legion Adjutant and Treasurer Bill Miller, Post Commander Tommy Larson, Third Vice Commander Bob Ochala and Post Adjutant Greg Kristofferson.

Lois Swoboda
Published: Wednesday, May 28, 2014 at 10:46 AM.

Lswoboda@starfl.com

 

An unusually large crowd of about 60 people gathered for remembrance and fellowship on Memorial Day at Camp Gordon Johnston American Legion Post 82.

The ceremony was brief, highlighted by an original prayer composed by Chaplain Barbara Cook.

Founding member Bill Miller welcomed “everybody except the yellow flies” to the post. He read the poem “Freedom” by John Alton Robinson to the assembly.

After the Pledge of Allegiance, Cook read her prayer for the day written in a moment of inspiration. A mockingbird trilled in accompaniment to the solemn thoughts of those present.

 



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