Memorial Day Service, Bunkie
May 27 @ 9:00 am - 10:30 am
Saint Anthony of Padua Church in Bunkie will conduct its annual Memorial Day Service on Monday, May 27 at Pythian Cemetery. The service will begin at 9:00 a.m. with a wreath-laying and blessing at the grave of Private First Class Cecil Johnson who died in World War II. Private Johnson was killed in battle in Province Lorraine, France as American and allied infantry were advancing on German forces. He was buried in France. In 1948 his body was returned to Bunkie for burial at Pythian Cemetery. He was the son of Joseph and Freda Ducote Johnson. Father Ryan Assembly Fourth Degree Knights of Columbus will form an Honor Guard for the service. Father Scott Chemino, pastor, will officiate. The ceremony is open to the public and all are cordially invited.