Woodlawn Memorial Park and Funeral Home hosted its 72nd annual Memorial Day Service on Monday, May 30.
The event honored and celebrated those who have fought for freedom.
The Memorial Day Service gathered keynote speakers such as Congresswoman Val Demings, Retired Army Colonel Calvin Wimbish and former SWAT Commander Tom Stroup, an array of veteran groups, scouts, and community service affiliates for a morning of tribute in Gotha.
Leon Lloyd, family service counselor at Woodlawn Funeral Home, welcomed attendees while Keith Bolves and the Orlando Concert Band led locals in a series of songs and praises.
In addition, the event included a presentation of colors by the Orange County Sheriff’s Office Honor Guard and Windermere High School JROTC, the Pledge of Allegiance by the Scouts USA Troop 210 in Winter Garden, a wreaths of remembrance and flowers of remembrance ceremony, rifle volley, and benediction by Pastor Jeff Prichard from Starke Lake Baptist Church in Ocoee.