On Monday, May 31st, Ava residents and veterans gathered at the Ava Cemetery to pay respects to those who gave their lives in service of the country.
Ava American Legion Vice Commander Jerry Johnson led the service at the Ava Cemetery.
Jerry Loveland, Pastor of the Mount Olive Church blessed the event in prayer.
Rachael Elliot, Laurynn Brooks, and MaKayla Elliott sang the national anthem and America the Beautiful.
Tom Bentley gave the main address.
Jackie Brooks (US Navy, Retired) laid the wreath.
Ava High School’s Chris Sacco played Taps.