Wise-Reed hosts veterans tribute

For the WPT

Wise-Reed Funeral Home of Eupora hosted its first Memorial Day veterans tribute balloon release on May 26.

Arey Wilson performs.

Arey Wilson performs.

Mayor Dan Burchfield opened the program, and Arey Wilson sang the national anthem and “God Bless the USA” as participants released balloons with the names of local veterans attached to them.

Participants gather on the grounds of Wise-Reed Funeral Home for the Memorial Day veterans tribute program.

Participants gather on the grounds of Wise-Reed Funeral Home for the Memorial Day veterans tribute program.

Marine veterans and Bro. James Hill of the Eupora Church of Christ was the speaker.
“We want to thank all who attended and look forward seeing everyone next year on Memorial Day,” owner Willie Reed said.

Balloons with the names of veterans attached float away after being released.

Balloons with the names of veterans attached float away after being released.