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Patriot Guard Riders to escort duplicate Tomb of the Unknown Soldier into Moultrie | Ga Fl Information

MOULTRIE, Ga. – Members of the local chapter of the Patriot Guard Riders will escort the half-size replica of the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier to Moultrie on Sunday March 28th.

The replica, which will be accompanied by the motorcyclists, is due to arrive in Courthouse Square at around 4 p.m. on Sunday. This comes from a publication in the John Benning chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution, one of three sponsors of Monday’s exhibition of the tomb.

“The general public is invited to line Courthouse Square to greet the recreation of America’s sacred ground at Moultrie,” the press release said.

The replica will be on display with the opening ceremony on Monday, March 29th, 10 a.m. It is brought to Moultrie by the DAR chapter as a tribute to Vietnam veterans on Vietnam Veterans Day. The ceremony will include Colquitt County High School’s JROTC Color Guard, the national anthem, the presentation of wreaths and taps.

Vietnam veterans are honored with a commemorative pin as part of the 50th anniversaryth Commemoration of the Vietnam War. Any veteran of the Vietnam era who has not previously received a commemorative pin or certificate should contact the DAR at moultriedar@gmail.comuntil March 24th.

The replica exhibit, jointly sponsored by the City of Moultrie and the Colquitt County Board of Commissioners, will be open to the public until 6:00 p.m. on Monday. Any organization wishing to lay a wreath during the ceremony should contact John Benning DAR at moultriedar@gmail.com.

Monday’s ceremony also includes the inauguration of a Path of Valor that has the names of local soldiers and women engraved in brick paving near the Veterans Memorial in Courthouse Square.

In addition to Monday’s events, the DAR will plant a Liberty Tree in Main Street Park on Friday at 4 p.m.

November 11, 2021 marks the 100thth Anniversary of the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier at Arlington National Cemetery. In the run-up to the exhibition, DAR suggests reading about America’s holiest ground on the monument’s website at www.arlingtoncemeter.mil and click on “Tomb of the Unknown Soldier”. The traveling replica is a project of the Exchange Club of Rome, Ga.

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