The Ebenezer Cemetery Board has decided it is in the best interest during COVID-19 that we cancel the annual memorial day at the cemetery. We want you to be aware that we may not be able to meet in person at our specific scheduled time, but we are continuing to maintain the cemetery grounds and welcome you to visit the cemetery on your own time. We also would ask that donations be mailed to Ebenezer Cemetery Association 315 Rusk Street Pittsburg, Texas 75686 to help fund the continued maintenance of the cemetery.
Gordon Mattison American Legion Post 422 invites everyone to its annual Memorial Day program. The program will be held at the Veterans Monument on the courthouse grounds on Monday, May 25th at twelve noon. For your safety during this COVID-19 pandemic, our post will comply with County Judge A. J. Mason’s guidance that the state requires social distancing. The Post will provide some chairs but guests may want to bring their own. We are hoping to have a great turnout to honor our fallen military heroes. In case of rain, the program will be canceled.
In the World War II epic, “Saving Private Ryan,” Captain John Miller and his small unit found themselves in a precarious predicament. They had been tasked with finding and saving a young private named James Francis Ryan, whose brothers had all been killed in battle. When they finally found him in the middle of war-torn France, however, Ryan refused to desert his unit which was facing a bloody battle to defend a bridge from the Nazis.
They were strangers living in a strange land – carried off into exile by a conquering nation. They watched their homes burned and their temple destroyed. They felt isolated, alone and rejected by God.