The Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 5620 hosts its annual Memorial Day service in 2018.

Panola County’s annual Memorial Day Service will take place Monday, May 27 at 11:30 a.m. at the Memorial Wall just beside the Old Jail Library and Museum in downtown Carthage.

This year’s event will include remarks from VFW Post 5620 officials and special guest speaker Joel Pipes, the junior vice commander of Texas VFW District 19.

The service will also include participation from area faith leaders, the Panola County Sheriff’s Office honor guard, the American Heritage Girls and the Knights of Columbus honor guard.

If it rains, the service will be held at Hawthorn Funeral Home, 307 W. Wellington in Carthage.

What’s Closed?

The Panola County courthouse will be closed Monday, along with Beckville City Hall, Gary City Hall and Carthage City Hall.

Carthage ISD, Gary ISD, Beckville ISD and Panola College will also be closed Monday.

The Sammy Brown Library will be closed Saturday, May 25 and Monday, May 27 in observance of Memorial Day.

U.S. Post Offices will also be closed for Memorial Day.