Cemetery site visit takes place Nov. 17

HINESVILLE, GA (WTOC) – The Fort Stewart-Hunter Army Airfield Cemetery Council is hosting the fall cemetery and historical site visit on Nov. 17.

The event will include visits to the Smith Chapel, JE Moody, Bethel, and Strickland Pond cemeteries. Families remembered at these cemeteries include: Anderson, Atkins, Bacon, Bland, Booth, Boothe, Branch, Brook, Brown, Byrd, Curry, Darsey, Dasher, Delk, Denmark, Easterling, Garrison, Gurry, Hardy, Hodges, Mock, Moody, Murrell, Porter, Simmons, Smiley, Strickland, Stubbs, Wheler, Willis and Woodrum.

Participants can meet at either the installation's Pass and Permit Office, building 8093, on Highway 144 (8:00 to 8:45 a.m.), or at the Liberty County Recreation Area/Hinesville National Guard parking lot on Highway 84 (7:30 to 08:15 a.m.). Buses will be at both locations. Both buses link up at Pass and Permit at 0845 before departing. The tour leaves shortly after 9 a.m.

Attendees have the option of reserving or buying a box lunch for $4.25 before the tour leaves.  Participants may also want to bring a bottle of water.

Comfortable clothing and flat walking shoes are suggested for the trip. If inclement weather prevails, the cemetery visit will be postponed with the same itinerary.

To reserve a space, call Pat Young 912.435.9872 or email him at Patrick.young@us.army.mil.

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