Pickens County Memorial Day Service


The Pickens County Memorial Day Service was held Monday May 30th at 10:00 a.m. at the Sunrise Memorial Gardens, 364 E Church St,  Jasper GA.

The David Collins family at David’s grave honoring his and their ultimate sacrifice for country.  Sargent Collins, a native of Pickens County, was killed in action on April 9,2006 while on duty in Ramadi.


The Metro-Atlanta Young Marines of Greater Atlanta presented the Colors.



Randy Smith of the Marine Corps League Detachment 1280 stands with Dale Green, father of the speaker, S/SGT Jason Greene, program speaker and Detachment member Wayne Poore.



Detachment Marines join in singing “America the Beautiful.”




A wreath honoring Women who lost their lives in defense of the United States was one of five floral arrangements  placed at Sunrise Memorial Gardens during the Memorial Day Remembrance in Jasper.  The program was led by Marine Corps Detachment 1280 with speaker S/SGT Jason T. Greene of the Marine Corps Wounded Warrior Regiment.  The Marine suggested “everyday should be “Memorial Day and the remembrance might be better observed if moved to the day before we celebrate our Independence on July 4th.




Max Caylor

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