MAY 31, 2021 - MACON - Although many Memorial Day ceremonies were canceled due to the pandemic, some Central Georgians did gather to remember our fallen veterans in person. In Macon-Bibb County, Sardis-Heard Funerals & Cremation Center on Houston Road held a Memorial Day Event with a twist - a General George S. Patton impersonator. They also honored each branch of the military by playing their respective anthem. Bobby Nicholson says they want start a Memorial Day tradition of slowing down to remember those we've loved and lost.
MAY 31, 2021 - MACON - The service had Memorial Day activities, musical performances, and displays. A speech was given by an authentic General Patton impersonator who has performed for audiences such as Vice President Dick Cheney at the U.S. Army 230th Birthday Ball Celebration in Washington D.C. Patton was chosen to be honored due to his history of military success in both World War I and II, according to the event coordinators. Also speaking at the event was Macon’s Mayor Lester Miller, as well as a representative from the non-profit organization Wounded Warrior Project to educate on how the community can assist in their mission to provide care for wounded, ill or injured veterans.