Palm Harbor marks Memorial Day with ceremony at Curlew Hills Memory Gardens
PALM HARBOR, Fla. (WFLA) – Curlew Hills Memorial Gardens will hold its 33rd annual Memorial Day service Monday morning.
The celebration program is scheduled to start at 9:30 am and will be followed by refreshments. The event is free and the public is welcome to attend.
Retired US Air Force member Sonya Bryson-Kirksey will sing the national anthem. Bryson-Kirksey is known for singing the National and Them at Tampa Bay Lightning games.
Other musical guests include Gavin Rabbers, Gracie Campbell, Abby Littleton and students from Palm Harbor University High School.
The event will feature US Army veteran Peter Fraser as a guest speaker.
“Major Peter C. Fraser enlisted in the United States Army in 1965 and in 1967 volunteered for a deployment to Vietnam with the 101st Airborne Division. He was then deployed for service in Desert Storm. Major Fraser had a career spanning over 30 years in the United States Army before retiring as a Major with over 30 awards and decorations, including the Purple Heart, Meritorious Service Medal and Commendation Medal of the army for bravery. Major Fraser has published three books of poetry. The first book titled “Vietnam and Other Heartaches” contains poems written while deployed to a conflict and many poems salute his comrades who perished while serving in Vietnam. Major Fraser and his wife have 3 children, two of whom serve in the United States Army. “
Mary Devine, CMSA Advertising and Public Relations