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Boots-Dickson Post 174 American Legion will host a traditional Memorial Day service this Monday at Greenwood Cemetery starting at 10 a.m.
The service will include special music, a 21-gun salute, the laying of a wreath and a special message.
This year’s speaker is James B. (Brad) Snow, a retired U.S. Army, Medical Service Corps, lieutenant colonel with over 24 years of service in the Army.
He is a former resident of Palmyra. He graduated from Palmyra High School and earned a criminal justice degree from Northeast Missouri State University (now Truman State), in Kirksville.
During his service time, Snow served mainly as a medical logistician and operations officer.
His duties included stations in Republic of South Korea: Ft. Sam Houston, Texas; Ft. Jackson, S.C.; Ft. Bragg, N.C.; Ft. Carson; Colo.; Pirmasens, Germany; Peterson Air Force Base and multiple deployments around the world.
He currently works for LMI as a principal in logistics and currently supports the U.S. Border Patrol as a senior law enforcement analyst.
He is married to Laura (Lessert) Snow, and they have five children, Edie Graupman (Clint), Patricia Snow, Jimmy Snow, Robert (Ashleigh) Snow, and Michael Snow.
His brother, Don, and sister, Diane, still live in Palmyra. His parents are the former Richard W. and Lou Snow.