Butner Memorial Day Ceremony
Monday, May 27th @
10:00 AM
Gazebo Park, 416 Central Avenue
Rain Location: Soldiers Memorial Sports Arena,
416 24th Street

Make plans to attend this year’s Memorial Day Ceremony. This year’s speaker is Marine Corps Staff Sergeant David Tupper. SSgt. Tupper served 2 years in the Army with the 101st Airborne before joining the Marine Corps Infantry in 2003. He fought in one of the deadliest battles of the Iraq War, Operation Phantom Fury. He spent 3 years as a Marine recruiter and in 2012, he deployed for his 4th combat tour Afghanistan as a Platoon Sergeant with the 3rd Marine Battalion 8th Marine Regiment. On July 9, 2012, a RPG fired at his location exploded feet away, knocking him unconscious and propelling him into the air; he landed on his neck, causing spine and bladder damage. SSgt. Tupper suffered a traumatic brain injury because of combat-related incidents and is now wheelchair bound, doing motivational speaking throughout the country.

We invite you to support Staff Sergeant David Tupper as we gather to honor and remember the men and women who gave their life in service of our country. 

 

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