Community Members Honor Fallen Heroes Through Candlelight Memorial

FAYETTEVILLE, WV (WOAY) – The town of Fayetteville held a special candlelight vigil on May 27th, to remember the lives of Veterans.

To honor the fallen heroes throughout the nation, Huse Memorial Park and Mausoleum hosted their 6th annual Memorial Day Candlelight Vigil.

Flags and candles filled the cemetery as 100 citizens both adult and children gathered to take part in this yearly event. The ceremony featured the boyscouts of Troop 179 presenting a short flag demonstration.

This years event was held at the actual mausoleum instead of the veterans memorial which was used as a way for guest to first hand see the names on the walls of our local veterans.

Fayetteville Mayor Dennis Hanson adds that attendees should take away one thing from this event and that’s patriotism

“I want people to think about those and keep their families in their prayers. You know just remember them and have a duty of patriotism. I mean patriotic attitude is what’s needed in this country, we need more patriotism and to honor everyone in uniform.”

During the ceremony they revealed a finalized memorial garden which showcases an angel monument with bricks surrounding it with the names of local citizens.

Huse memorial looks forward to honoring America’s fallen heroes in the years to come.

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