first_img12345PrevNextStartStop Latest Stories HONORED: Barr Center recognizes families of KIA veterans “The funeral home came and took him to the house,” Phillips said. “Lamar had come home but not the way we had prayed he would.”Special music for the Memorial Day Service was presented by Cindy Boswell and a Flag Retirement Ceremony was conducted by Neal Thrasher, VFW Post 7055. Thrasher explained that the American Flag’s blue field, the stars and the stripes all have special significance and each is to be ceremoniously removed and burned once a flag has been deemed “out of service.”Center participants who have family members serving in the military were recognized with Blue Stars.The Memorial Wreath was placed at the center’s memorial display by Linda Faust, who represented the City of Brundidge, and Pike County Veterans Affairs Officer Randy Ross.Freddie Turner, quartermaster of VFW 7055 in Brundidge, read the names of the deceased veterans in the Brundidge area. A bell was rung as each name was called.“Taps” was played to close the service. “We didn’t know where he was any of the time. I remember when Pearl Harbor was bombed. We sat glued to the radio, listening to every word because Lamar could be there.”From the time, McKinney left home until he came home in a box, his family only received one card.“On the card, he told us that he was working for money,” Phillips said. “That’s all we ever heard from him because he was a Prisoner of War. I remember the awful day the car came with the officers that told us that he was dead.”When Beauford Lamar McKinney finally came home from the war, the family met the train carrying his body at the Brundidg depot. The Penny Hoarder Issues “Urgent” Alert: 6 Companies… The Rev. Randy Harvey recognized the “nation’s treasures that lie in graves on America’s soil and those who lie in grounds in foreign lands.”Anita Phillips’ brother, PFC Beauford Lamar McKinney, served with the 17AAI Bomb Squadron during World War II. He enlisted in 1941 and became a Prisoner of War. His death was listed as March 7, 1943, but Phillips said but he was not brought home until 1947.“I was only eight years old when Lamar went off to war,” Phillips said. “So, I don’t remember much about it but he was proud to serve and we were sad to see him go. Around the WebMd: Do This Immediately if You Have Diabetes (Watch)Blood Sugar BlasterIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingHave an Enlarged Prostate? Urologist Reveals: Do This Immediately (Watch)Healthier LivingWomen Only: Stretch This Muscle to Stop Bladder Leakage (Watch)Healthier LivingRemoving Moles & Skin Tags Has Never Been This EasyEssential HealthGet Fortnite SkinsTCGThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancel By Jaine Treadwell The Robert E. Barr Nutrition Center in Brundidge hosted a Memorial Day Service Friday to honor those who lost their lives in service to their country with special recognition of the loved ones of the center’s “family.”Wanda Vinson, center manager, said there is no great sacrifice than that given in service to country and to one’s fellowman. “We honor them all today,” she said. By The Penny Hoarder Published 3:00 am Saturday, May 27, 2017center_img Print Article Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration You Might Like Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson Email the author Sponsored Content HONORED: Bulldog Beat Banquet honors PCHS newspaper staff The Bulldog Beat Banquet at Pike County Elementary School Wednesday night honored the 24 fifth- and sixth-grade students who staffed… read more Book Nook to reopen Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Daylast_img read more