Honoring Our Nation's Fallen Heroes Saturday

Chatham, VA - Several people got together at the Pittsylvania County History Research Center to pay tribute to our nation's fallen heroes Saturday. American Legion Post 47 in Chatham holds a Memorial Day ceremony every year, specifically honoring Pittsylvania County natives that died in combat. This year, they honored Sergeant Archer T. Gammon who was killed during the World War II Battle of the Bulge in 1945. Chairman of the Pittsylvania Board of Supervisors, Jessie Barkesdale was the keynote speaker. "I won't be doing anything more important than what I'm going to do this morning, here at this memorial tribute. And as a veteran, this is a very important day for me," Barkesdale said. JRROTC cadets from Chatham High School also participated in the Memorial Day service.