Mount Olivet Cemetery holds 90th annual Memorial Day service

Memorial Day service at Mount Olivet Cemetery on May 27, 2019

Fort Worth’s Mount Olivet Cemetery held its 90th Annual Memorial Day Service Mon Monday, May 27 at 6:30 p.m.

The Mount Olivet Cemetery Association and various veteran and volunteer made this years’ service possible.

Each year since 1930 the service has taken place at the cemetery. The tradition began when the original “Doughboy” statue was placed on the grounds in 1929. The “American GI” statue that stands next to the “Doughboy” statue was placed there in 1980. The keynote speaker at this year’s ceremony was Capt. J.T. Townsend, the 12th commanding officer at the Naval Air Station Fort Worth.

Ushers were from Boy Scout Troop 50. The National Anthem was played by the Moslah Shrine Band and the invocation was by Chaplin Randal Potter of the U.S. Navy. The Paralyzed Vets of America – Lone Star Chapter presented a 21-gun salute. Steve Creed was the bagpiper. County Judge Glen Whitley gave the closing remarks.