Unleashed Ministry holds Memorial Day service

Justin Dietrick and Jonnie Smith are recognized for their military service during a Memorial Day service at Unleashed Worship Ministries.

A special recognition of Memorial Day was given at Unleashed Worship Ministries in Pilot Mountain on Sunday. Pastor Keith Williams began the recognition with “God Bless the USA.”

Sheila Williams told of the origin of Memorial Day and how the day used to be called “Decoration Day.” Lorane Hawk read why the American flag is folded 13 times at a military funeral and how the honor guard pays meticulous attention to correctly folding it.

Veterans attending the service also were recognized. Justin Dietrick, a Marine, is an Afghanistan veteran. Jonnie Smith, Navy, is a Korean veteran. Lorane Hawk presented the veterans with a small token for their time serving the country. The service ended with the two veterans leading the congregation in saying the Pledge of Allegiance.

The Unleashed Ministries is located behind McDonald’s on Veterans Drive. For more information about the church, call 336-444­-0059.

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