The White Hall Museum Memorial Day program, on Monday, May 25, will be conducted differently this year, according to the director.
“Drive by the Veterans Memorial at the White Hall Museum to see the banners remembering KIA/MIA and honoring Gold Star Families,” Brenda Doucey, White Hall Museum director, said in a news release. “If you would like to place a wreath in front of the memorial in memory of someone, please do so. Hopefully, next year we will be able to have our usual ceremony.”
The annual observance usually draws many people to honor loved ones, family and friends. However, this year, the museum altered the program due to the coronavirus (COVID-19,) according to a recent article.
“We’re going to have an outdoor display where we have a sign up thanking the veterans,” Doucey said.
She expects the display to stay up for at least a day, however it depends on the weather. In 2019, Cpt. Brian Hutchinson, White Hall High School ROTC senior Army instructor, spoke at the event.
Through the years, the program speakers have also included officials from the Pine Bluff Arsenal as well as local law enforcement leaders. Motorcycle riders also rode along Dollarway Road to the museum before the program began in the past.