Featured Speaker: Melody Ann Wallace
Originally from Baltimore, Maryland, Melody Ann Wallace is a veteran of the United States Navy. She served as a hospital corpsman with the Marines at Cherry Point Naval Air Station and at the Naval Hospital at Camp Lejeune from 1991-1995. Drawing from the skills that she acquired through her naval service, Melody spent ten years in the medical field before discovering that her true passion was teaching. Using her Montgomery G.I. bill to further her education, Melody earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Elementary Education from Florida Gulf Coast University, and a Master’s degree in English from the University of the Cumberlands. She is now in her twelfth year of teaching, and has spent the last five years teaching sixth grade language arts at Daviess County Middle School.
Mrs. Wallace enjoys using her heart for service to educate her students on the importance of our veterans and military service members, and currently serves as a member of the five team executive advisory board for the Brandon Scott Mullins Memorial Foundation. She recently completed her first half marathon, alongside of her husband, in support of the Active Heroes organization for military veteran suicide prevention. When she is not participating in veterans’ activities, Mrs. Wallace writes for Owensboro Parent and Owensboro Living magazines, and treasures the moments she spends in her roles as wife, mom, and step-mom.
Ceremony Activities Include: The VFW 696 Honor Guard, a salute to our fallen heroes, the Community Band, DCHS Alumni Ensemble, dove release, and bag pipes. Following the ceremony refreshments will be served at Christ Chapel.
Everyone is invited to be part of this uplifting Memorial Day celebration.
Call Betty Medley or Christy Taylor Chaney at 270-683-1505 for more information.