Chief Deputy Matthew Wade said he’s hoping this year’s crowd will be bigger than ever.
Wade said the purpose of the evening is to “honor those who have sacrificed their lives for our community and to honor those who serve each and every day.”
The Sheriff’s Office honor guard will perform a rifle salute, the chief deputy said.
The Anniston Police Department and Oxford Police Department honor guards are also participating in the ceremony.
Probate Judge Alice Martin will sing the National Anthem, Wade said, and the Donoho School choir will perform.
This year’s keynote speaker is James Henderson, a retired captain from the State Trooper’s Post in Jacksonville.
Refreshments will be provided after the ceremony by Eli Henderson, Calhoun County Circuit Clerk.
Staff Writer Rachael Griffin: 256-235-3562. On Twitter @RGriffin_Star.