The Mt. Vernon Theater was filled with patriotism on Thursday for the annual Patriotic Celebration. This was the second year celebrating at the historic theater. For many years the celebration was held inside the auditorium at Tallassee High School.
During the celebration, veterans from all ranks and services were honored. The Howlin' Mad Smith Detachment 592, Marine Corps League were on hand to reenact the Iwo Jima battle flag raising, an iconic moment captured in history.
Howling Mad may best be known as members of the Marine Corps League who join together to
preserve the traditions and promoting the interests of the United States Marine Corps, banding together those who are now serving in the United States Marine Corps and those who have been honorably discharged from that service they may effectively promote the ideals of American freedom and democracy, voluntarily aiding and rendering assistance to all Marines, FMF Corpsmen, and FMF Navy Chaplains and former Marines, FMF Corpsmen, and FMF Navy Chaplains and to their widows and orphans; and to perpetuate the history of the United States Marine Corps and by fitting acts to observe the anniversaries of historical occasions of
particular interest to Marines.