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Anniston Army Depot prepares for Memorial Day ceremony

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ANNISTON, Ala. - Many organizations are busy planning Memorial Day events.  It's no different at the Anniston Army Depot.  The depot will once again host a wreath-laying ceremony May 22.  The ceremony honoring American veterans will begin at 10:00 a.m. at the McClellan Cemetery, located on the former Fort McClellan property.  The ceremony will include a wreath-laying and several depot employees will place American flags on the 355 graves.

The DLA Distribution commander, Lt. Col. Robert Rouse, will be the featured speaker.  The Gold Star Wives have been invited to participate in the event as well as Lt. Col. Gregory Pass.  Pass is an assistant ROTC professor of military science at Jacksonville State University; part of the Chemical Corps Regimental Association; in the 167th Theater Sustainment Command; and member of the American Legion.

About 2,800 government civilians stock the Anniston Army Depot's workforce, along with two military personnel and 720 contractors.  The depot provides industrial and technological support in its mission to equip and sustain joint warfighters and allies.
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