Memorial Day events honor fallen veterans

Below are just a few of the Memorial Day events being held on Monday, May 29.

A ceremony honoring fallen veterans will be held in Veterans Memorial Park at Bartlett Road and Bartlett Boulevard at 9:30 a.m. The ceremony is hosted by American Legion Post 249.

Southaven's Twin Oaks Funeral Home will host a Memorial Day service at 10 a.m.

John Baffa, deputy assistant secretary for security and law enforcement at the U.S. Department for Veterans Affairs, will speak at 2 p.m. at the Memphis National Cemetery, 3568 Townes.

Col. Garry Hicks, mission support group commander of the 164th Airlift Wing, will speak at an 11 a.m. event hosted by the West Tennessee State Veterans Cemetery. There will be a flyover by the 14th Flying Training Wing from Columbus Air Force Base. The cemetery is at 4000 Forest Hill-Irene.

Shiloh National Military Park will host two Memorial Day services Monday. The first service will be held at the park's cemetery and will begin at 11 a.m. The second service will be at the main Confederate burial trench after the service at the cemetery.