Special to the Review
The Athens Review
The Athens Cemetery Association cordially invites the community to attend the dedication of the Veterans' Memorial on the grounds of Athens City Cemetery on Memorial Day, May 27, at 9 a.m. Keynote speaker for the dedication will be U.S. Rep. Jeb Hensarling of Texas' 5th Congressional District.
Established in 1958, the Athens Cemetery is a recognized State Historical Cemetery. The Veterans' Memorial and Plaza honors veterans that are interred at the Cemetery that have served their country. Veterans who have served in the Cherokee Indian War, Civil War, Spanish American War, World War I, World War II, Korean War, Vietnam War, Iraq and Afghanistan Wars and other fields of operation are engraved on granite panels in an impressive red brick memorial wall. The wall is fronted with a plaza and a U.S. Flag flying above the memorial.
The memorial is funded by the generosity of the Friends of the Cemetery, and special grants and gifts and will be continually updated for years to come. The monument will serve as a permanent reminder of the sacrifices given for our country by the veterans who are interred at the cemetery.