Lest They Be Forgotten memorial dedication May 28 at City Hall

Memorial Day – Monday, May 28 – will feature the unveiling of the Lest They Be Forgotten memorial on the grounds of City Hall starting at 1 p.m.

The memorial is a tribute to fallen Army Spc. Holly McGeogh of Taylor and others in Michigan who served during Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation Enduring Freedom. Spc. McGeogh, 19, was killed in Iraq on January 31, 2004. She is the only female soldier from Michigan killed during the war on terrorism.

Spc. McGeogh’s friends and family raised funds to erect a hometown memorial in Taylor “in honor of the brave men and women who have lost their lives defending the United States of America in the war against terrorism.”

Her parents, Paula and Michael Zasadny, chose Memorial Day as the proper day for the memorial to be unveiled.

Truman’s JROTC will present the colors. Spc. McGeogh was commander of the JROTC’s A Company when she graduated from the high school.

Spc. McGeogh’s company captain, who is now a major, has been invited to be the keynote speaker. Raul Lerma, who served with Holly in Iraq, will fly in from Mexico City for the ceremony with his wife. Chuck White will sing “That’s Just What You Do,” a song he penned as a tribute to Michigan’s fallen. Heidi Williams, a bugler, will play “To the Colors” and Taps.

The entire community is invited to attend.

For more information on the Lest They Be Forgotten Memorial Day ceremony, call (248) 245-7653.