Maria Parham Health to Hold Third Annual Memorial Day Service
May 22, 2023
Maria Parham Health would like to invite the public to its third annual Memorial Day Service on Thursday, May 25, 2023.
The theme of this year’s service is “Reflection and Celebration.”
The service will take place at 10 am by the flagpoles in front of the hospital, where attendees will remember and honor those who have died in the performance of their military duties while serving in the US Armed Forces.
Maria Parham’s keynote speaker this year will be Hartwell Wright, Vietnam veteran and recent recipient of the Order of the Long Leaf Pine.
The Order of the Long Leaf Pine is among the most prestigious awards conferred by the Governor of North Carolina.
It is awarded for exemplary service to the State of North Carolina that is above and beyond the call of duty that has made a significant impact and strengthened North Carolina communities.
Hartwell Wright received the award in February 2022.
The Maria Parham Memorial Day Service will also include prayers from Harriett Baptist Church Pastor Will Breedlove, special music, the hanging of a memorial wreath, and the reading of names In Memoriam.
In the event of inclement weather, the ceremony will be held in the auditorium.