The area slate of Me­morial Day activities will begin early Monday with a service at Clearview Cem­etery.

Retired Brig. Gen. Tom Walker will serve as the speaker at the ceremo­ny conducted by Willie Stevenson Post 264. The program is slated to start at 8 a.m.

Walker enlisted in the U.S. Army in 1968 and served in Vietnam. He joined the National Guard while in law school. He was a Sgt. 1st Class and would rise to the rank of Brig. Gen. before retiring in 2005. Walker was elected as a judge in 1978 and retired in 2010 as the longest serving district judge in Carter County history.

Tisa Peevy, will perform the national anthem. Peevy graduated from Murray State College with an Associate's Business Degree and has sung at the past three services at Clearview Cemetery. The service will be moved to Post 264 at 31 Burton St. SE if rain should be an issue. A noonday service will be held at Jehovah Baptist Church in Milo with Pastor John Roberts of Macedonia Baptist Church of Ardmore serving as speaker. Roberts served in the U.S. Army for 10 years and was part of Desert Storm and Desert Shield. Refreshments will be served following services.