Patriotic Celebration

(File Photo) Tallassee’s 5th Annual Patriotic Celebration will be held at 7 p.m., at the Mount Vernon Theatre on June 20. This event is still in planning phases, but coordinators are asking for anyone with veteran photos to go ahead and submit them. These photos will be on display during the celebration. Last year, Howlin Mad Smith Detachment 592, Marine Corps League, pictured above, was on hand to reenact the Iwo Jima battle flag raising.

Organizers of Tallassee’s fifth annual Patriotic Celebration at 7 p.m. June 20 at the Mt. Vernon Theatre are seeking photos of veterans to display.

“This celebration has proven to be an extremely popular evening of songs and words of tribute,” event coordinator Bill Patterson said. “More details will be coming in the next couple of weeks but right now we are asking for pictures. One of the highlights of the event is always a slideshow presentation of pictures of local men and women in uniform: those who are serving now and all who have served before.”

All who have worn the uniform in times of war and peace will be honored.

“If you are a veteran, or know of one, please provide a picture so it may be included in the presentation,” Patterson said.

Those who submit veteran photos are asked to include the name of the veteran, the highest rank/grade attained, service component and years of service.

Pictures may be dropped off at WACQ in an envelope with name and phone number or digitally scanned and emailed to

“Please help make sure all who deserve recognition are included,” Patterson said.

Pictures need to be received by Friday.