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Henderson County Celebrates Memorial Day


Megan Jordan, of Lexington, touched hearts with her rendition of the National Anthem and other patriotic songs.
Photo by W. Clay Crook / The Lexington Progress.


A canopy of white stars were embedded in the deep midnight blue of Heaven, accompanied by crimson bands of the blood shed by two centuries of men and women who have defended and kept the pure hope of freedom represented by the white stripes.   Flags of our country decorated the lawn of the Henderson County Courthouse, while county, state, national, and service flags billowed at half-mast.    Upstairs, in the courtroom, citizens gathered for the solemn Memorial Day ceremony hosted by Post 77 of the American Legion.  Tears dimmed the eyes as guest singer, Megan Jordan, delivered the National Anthem, and everyone stood again later on as she stirred hearts with “I’m Glad to be an American.”    Post 77 Commander, Hobert Powers, officiated as Master of Ceremonies, calling upon the…

For the complete story, see the May 31st edition of The Lexington Progress.

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