‘Korean War Armistice’ Named Theme for Clarksville’s Memorial Day Ceremony This Sunday

‘Korean War Armistice’ Named Theme for Clarksville’s Memorial Day Ceremony This Sunday

CLARKSVILLE, IN (May 23, 2023) – This July will mark 70 years since the Korean War Armistice Agreement was signed ending that major United States conflict in 1953. That will be the theme of this year’s Memorial Day Ceremony sponsored by the Town of Clarksville. The annual event is held each year at the Veterans Place Memorial behind Clarksville’s Town Hall. This year’s event will be held this Sunday, May 28th at 2:00pm.

The event will feature the Clarksville Police Honor Guard, live patriotic music, vocalists, and the reading of the names of our fallen heroes. As part of this year’s theme, visitors will also hear the story of Chaplain Herman Felhoelter, a military chaplain who was born in Louisville, KY. Felhoelter served with the 19th Infantry Regiment during the Korean War. On July 16, 1950, Felhoelter was north of Taejon helping a group carry 30 wounded Soldiers. They came under attack and when it became apparent they could not endure the enemy assault. Felhoelter convinced the medical officer to lead all able Soldiers to safety while he remained with the wounded and dying. They were soon attacked and killed. Felhoelter, who posthumously received the Distinguished Service Cross, was the first Chaplain Corps casualty in Korea.

This special event is open to the public, and everyone is welcome to attend. Following the Memorial Day ceremony, Clarksville Scout Troop 4010 will be holding a flag retirement ceremony, and residents are encouraged to bring any American flags which need to be honorably retired. Veterans Place Memorial is located behind Clarksville Town Hall at 2000 Broadway Street in Clarksville.

2023 Memorial Day Ceremony Program

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