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Date:
May 31, 2021
Time:
2:00 PM
Location:
1917 Courthouse
Address:
10011 Iron Bridge Road
Chesterfield, VA 23832
Contact:
804-350-0156
Cost:
Free
1917 Courthouse
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Chesterfield County Memorial Day Ceremony - Historic Courthouse Green

Monday, May 31, 2021

The Chesterfield County Memorial Ceremony, sponsored by Chesterfield Historical Society of Virginia (CHSV), will be held on Monday, May 31, 2021, at 2:00 pm at the Chesterfield County Historic 1917 Courthouse Green, 10011 Iron Bridge Road, Chesterfield, VA 23832. The ceremony is free and members of the public are encouraged to participate in this event. Representatives of Veterans organizations throughout Chesterfield and surrounding counties have been invited to lay wreaths along the Veterans Memorial wall in front of the 1917 historic courthouse.

A tribute honoring Sgt, Joseph Albert Owens and a plaque will be placed on the Chesterfield County Veterans Memorial Wall.  Sgt. Joseph Owens was killed in the bombing of the Marine barracks in Beirut, Lebanon on October 23, 1983.  He is buried at Salem Baptist Church, 5930 Centralia Road, North Chesterfield, Virginia.

Blue Star Mothers of America and the Blue to Gold Liaison of the Richmond Chapter will honor and present the family of SGT Joseph Albert Owens the Gold Star Banner at the Memorial Day Ceremonies.


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