“A Time of Remembrance” To Be Held at ETBU on Memorial Dayby Mike Midkiff
MARSHALL, Texas (5/21/13)- East Texas Baptist University will hold a special "Time of Remembrance” on Memorial Day, May 27th beginning at noon in the Quad. The 8th annual service will commemorate those who have died in military service to our country.
The guest speaker will be Bev Brown of Carthage. He is a retired lieutenant colonel of artillery in the Texas National Guard. Brown spent a 30-year career in radio, serving as chairman of the National Association of Broadcasters radio board and president of the Texas Association of Broadcasters. He built and operated the cable-tv system in Carthage. Brown is still on the air with a five minute commentary heard each week on several East Texas radio stations.
ETBU 2013 alumnus of the Religion Graduate Program Taylor Weaver will welcome those in attendance. Junior music major Shelbi Herndon will sing America the Beautiful. A memorial wreath will be placed at the monument dedicated to ETBU students and faculty who lost their lives in World War II by ETBU Provost/Vice President for Academic Affairs Dr. Sherilyn Emberton. The playing of Taps will be by Professor of Music Dr. Doug Lockard. The national anthem will be sung by Devin Crandell, ETBU HVAC Technician. Dr. Eric Thompson, Associate Professor of Music will sing God Bless America. The benediction will be voiced by Benjamin Rogers, 2013 alumnus of the religion graduate program.
The Quad is located on the campus of ETBU directly west of Marshall Hall.