Veterans honored at Memorial Day event

Darlington veterans and civilians paid tribute to military service members on Memorial Day

The Darlington Public Square hosted a Memorial Day observance on Monday, May 27, and speakers paid tribute to the military men and women who made the ultimate sacrifice in defense of our country. Hosted by American Legion Post 13, the ceremony included the traditional playing of the National Anthem and service songs from each military branch, and featured speaker Lt. Col. Don Cann (USAF, retired). Cann shared stories of his 333 combat missions flying a B-52D bomber in Vietnam, and brought along his flight jacket and a pen used to sign the cessation of hostilities at the end of the war.

Retired Air Force Lt. Col. Don Cann spoke about his experience flying bombing missions in the Vietnam War

Guests examined Cann’s flight jacket and a pen used to sign the Vietnam War cessation of hostilities agreement

Author: Samantha Lyles

Staff writer for Darlington News and Press

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