Veterans memorial services planned Sunday and Monday


Veterans from the Revolutionary War to the current wars in Iraq and Afghanistan will be honored at two separate memorial services this weekend.

On Sunday, Hearin-Connolly Post 32 of the American Legion will conduct a Memorial Day service in the Veterans Section of Graceland Cemetery beginning at 2 p.m.

Brigadier General LeAnne Burch (Ret.) will be the featured speaker for that service, which will also feature a fly-by by members of the Black Pilots Association it 2 p.m., and Civil War re-en actors.

On Monday, a Memorial Day service will begin at 10 a.m. at the Veteran’s Monument at the White Hall Museum .

Army Col. Diego Gonzalez, the medical officer at the Pine Bluff Arsenal, and former Jefferson County Sheriff Boe Fontaine will speak, as will White Hall Mayor Noel Foster.

A flyover at the end of the memorial service will be conducted by the Razorback Chapter of the Experimental Aircraft Association, based at Grider Field in Pine Bluff.