Augusta Observes Memorial Day 2012

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(Emily Rose Bennett/Staff) World War II Army Air Force veteran Ray Lundquise, of Augusta, stands to be recognized for his service along with other World War II veterans during a Memorial Day Observance at the All Wars Monument located in Olde Town Augusta on Monday, May 28.
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(Emily Rose Bennett/Staff) The Military Honor Team stands along Broad Street in Olde Town Augusta during a Memorial Day Observance at the All Wars Monument on Monday, May 28.
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(Emily Rose Bennett/Staff) Navy veteran Ben Creech, of Augusta.
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(Emily Rose Bennett/Staff) Navy veteran Ben Creech, left, of Augusta, and Army veteran Joe Winstead, of Beach Island, S.C., dress in confederate uniforms to represent the Sons of Confederate Veterans at a Memorial Day Observance at the All Wars Monument located in Olde Town Augusta on Monday, May 28.
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(Emily Rose Bennett/Staff) Military veteran Charles G. Harris Jr., of North Augusta bows his head during the opening prayer at a Memorial Day Observance at the All Wars Monument in Olde Town Augusta on Monday, May 28.
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(Emily Rose Bennett/Staff) Vietnam Army Veteran and Sons of Confederate Veterans member, Ron Udell, center, carries a Confederate Flag to take is place in a Memorial Day Observance at the All Wars Monument in Olde Town Augusta on Monday, May 28. Fellow Sons of Confederate Veterans member Tommy Chappell follows with a Confederate wreath.
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(Emily Rose Bennett/Staff) Virgil Poole of Augusta wears his hair in red and blue rubber bands to celebrate Memorial Day during an observance at the All Wars Monument located in Olde Town Augusta on Monday, May 28.
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(Emily Rose Bennett/Staff) Donned in patriotic clothing, Faye McNair of Augusta, awaits the start of the Memorial Day Observance at the All Wars Monument located in Olde Town Augusta on Monday, May 28.
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(Emily Rose Bennett/Staff) The reflections of people are seen in the marble of the All Wars Monument located in Olde Town Augusta on Monday, May 28.
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(Emily Rose Bennett/Staff) Joy Camplbell of North Augusta, S.C., views the All Wars Monument in Olde Town Augusta after a Memorial Day Observance on Monday, May 28.
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(Emily Rose Bennett/Staff) Fort Gordon Signal Corp Army Band bugler SSG. Zan Walller plays Taps at the end of a Memorial Day Observance at the All Wars Monument located in Olde Town Augusta on Monday, May 28.
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(Emily Rose Bennett/Staff) Military Veteran Will Campbell of North Augusta, S.C., salutes as the National Anthem is sung at a Memorial Day Observance at the All Wars Monument in Olde Town Augusta on Monday, May 28.
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(Emily Rose Bennett/Staff) Army veteran Willie Lewis Payne attends a Memorial Day Service at the Georgia War Veterans Nursing Home in Augusta on Monday, May 28.
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(Emily Rose Bennett/Staff) Elisabeth Scharfenberg, 12, of Union, Mo., center, looks over a Memorial Day Observance program with her father Sam, brother Alex, mother Benita, and sister Sarah at the All Wars Monument in Olde Town Augusta on Monday, May 28
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(Emily Rose Bennett/Staff) Despite the rain, Col. Michael S. Friedman speaks at a Memorial Day Observance at the All Wars Monument located on Broad Street in Olde Town Augusta, on Monday, May 28.
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(Emily Rose Bennett/Staff) Despite the rain, Col. Michael S. Friedman speaks at a Memorial Day Observance at the All Wars Monument located on Broad Street in Olde Town Augusta, on Monday, May 28.
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(Emily Rose Bennett/Staff) Augusta Mayor Deke Copenhaver places his hand over his heart as the National Anthem is sung at a Memorial Day Observance at the All Wars Monument located in Olde Town Augusta on Monday, May 28.
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(Emily Rose Bennett/Staff) Retired Major Luther W. Price speaks during a Memorial Day Observance at the All Wars Monument in Olde Town Augusta on Monday, May 28.
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(Emily Rose Bennett/Staff) Retired Major Luther W. Price, center, attends a Memorial Day Observance at the All Wars Monument in Olde Town Augusta on Monday, May 28.
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(Emily Rose Bennett/Staff) Chloe Hannah Summie, 4, of Atlanta attends a Memorial Day Observance at the All Wars Monument in Olde Town Augusta with her grandparents Rita and Jack Hamilton on Monday, May 28.
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(Emily Rose Bennett/Staff) Fort Gordon Signal Corp Army Band bugler SSG. Zan Walller stands after playing Taps at the end of a Memorial Day Observance at the All Wars Monument located in Olde Town Augusta on Monday, May 28.
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(Emily Rose Bennett/Staff) The American flag waves in the breeze during a Memorial Day Service at the Georgia War Veterans Nursing Home in Augusta on Monday, May 28.
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(Emily Rose Bennett/Staff) Judy Whelan, of Martinez, hands out flags to attendees of a Memorial Day Ceremony at the Georgia War Veterans Nursing Home in Augusta on Monday, May 28.
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(Emily Rose Bennett/Staff) The U.S. Army Signal Corps Bandleader First Sgt. Christopher D. Truchon leads the band before a Memorial Day Service at the Georgia War Veterans Nursing Home in Augusta on Monday, May 28.
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(Emily Rose Bennett/Staff) The Military Honors Team prepares for a gun salute during a Memorial Day Ceremony at the Georgia War Veterans Nursing Home in Augusta on Monday, May 28.
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(Emily Rose Bennett/Staff) Members of the Color Guard from left, SSG. Ryan Aragon, PO3 Johnathan Marshall, and SGT. Anthony Davis, stand at ease during a Memorial Day Service at the Georgia War Veterans Nursing Home in Augusta on Monday, May 28.
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(Emily Rose Bennett/Staff) Major General Alan R. Lynn, Commanding General of the U.S. Army Signal Center of Excellence at Fort Gordon, speaks during a Memorial Day Service at the Georgia War Veterans Nursing Home in Augusta on Monday, May 28.
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(Emily Rose Bennett/Staff) Mayor Deke Copenhaver, right, shakes hands with Air Force veteran Jack Connell after a Memorial Day Service at the Georgia War Veterans Nursing Home in Augusta on Monday, May 28.
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(Emily Rose Bennett/Staff) Military Veterans Robert Stoner, left, and Charles Franklin Smith attend a Memorial Day Service at the Georgia War Veterans Nursing Home in Augusta on Monday, May 28.
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(Emily Rose Bennett/Staff) From left Raymond Anderson, Wilbur Beaman, and Helen Robinette attend a Memorial Day Service at the Georgia War Veterans Nursing Home in Augusta on Monday, May 28.

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Augusta Observes Memorial Day 2012

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