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In religious tribute, a salute to area D-Day surviving veteran

The Halifax County Veterans Association will sponsor a religious Memorial Day tribute service Sunday at 3 p.m. to pay homage to all fallen military service members.

The event will be held at the Halifax County War Memorial located on North Main Street in Halifax.

Special tribute will be paid to honored guest, Pete Myers, the lone surviving member of Co. F who participated in the D-Day invasion and was wounded in the left leg by a German 88 mm shell as he stormed Omaha Beach at Normandy, France. He was hospitalized in England and the U.S. for 17 months.

Special homage also will be paid to other WWII veterans and their families attending including Wallace Terry, a driver with General Patton’s Red Ball Express.

According to Frank Carr, Memorial Day service organizer, everyone is invited to attend the Sunday afternoon service featuring Vietnam War veteran the Rev. L. S. Leigh Sr., pastor of Crystal Hill Baptist Church, as guest speaker.

South Boston American Legion Post 8 will render a gun salute along with Taps at the conclusion of Sunday’s service.


“Sunday’s Memorial Day Service will provide those in the community an opportunity to pray for our nation and for all our active duty service members, their families and all our fallen veterans,” Carr said, adding, “At this time, we need to remember our nation is at war.”