Keynote speakers for Juneau Memorial Day Services announced on Action Line

    Juneau veterans join Host Pete Carran (left) on Action Line to talk about Memorial Day Services. From left to right they are Dick Hand, David Carroll, and Tim Armstrong

    Juneau, Alaska (KINY) - Memorial Day services at Evergreen Cemetery downtown and Alaskan Memorial Park off Riverside Drive in the Valley will both begin at 11 a.m. Monday.

    David Carroll, the junior vice commander of Veterans of Foreign Wars Taku Post 5559 and Second Vice Commander of American Legion Post 25, will serve as master of ceremonies for the ceremony at Evergreen.

    He said former state lawmaker and Vietnam War veteran Bill Thomas will be their keynote speaker.

    Dick Hand is a past commander of the American Legion Post 25 in Juneau.  He said Rear Admiral Nathan Moore, the new commander of the 17th Coast Guard in Alaska, will be the keynote speaker for the service at Alaskan Memorial Park.

    Mayor Beth Weldon issued a proclamation in advance of Memorial Day and recognized two Juneau heroes in the process.  Archie Van Winkle is Juneau's only Medal of Honor recipient.  Pat Carothers was the most decorated Marine at the time of his retirement in 1979.  During his service, he was award five Purple Hearts and one Silver Star.

    The veteran officials made their remarks on Action Line.


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