The City of Clinton has set February 19th as an annual day of commemoration in honor of Corporal CG Bolden, a POW of the Korean conflict whose remains were returned home to his Clinton family after more than 60 years. For questions about events & itinerary, please contact City Hall at 501-745-8110.
8am-8:30am: Raising of the Flag at Clinton Veteran’s Park (Main Street) with Boy Scout Troop 152
1pm-2:30pm: “Freedom Isn’t Free” Program at Clinton High School Auditorium
Special guest speakers, musical ceremony, commemorative video, and closing notes by Mayor McCormac
3:00pm-4:30pm: Reception at Petit Jean Electric Community Room (behind Walmart on Volunteer Parkway)
Refreshments provided for the public & visiting speakers by the family of CG Bolden.
Note: The Potluck event hosted by We Love VBC has been cancelled. Call for details.
Be it known to all from this day forward and progressing every year henceforth that February 19th be set aside and declared by the City of Clinton, Arkansas, United States of America Corporal C. G. Bolden Day.
This proclamation is enacted by the mayor of the City of Clinton, Richard McCormac, and endorsed and approved by the city council of Clinton, Arkansas; Sammy Ward, Johnny Moore, Jason Lynch, Nina Bonds Baker, Gayla Bradley, and Tim Barnes.
Let this day be set aside every year for the enrichment, the education, and the remembrance of any and all veterans who gave their lives as a sacrifice for our freedoms; with a particular and special emphasis on those who were prisoners of war and those declared missing in action.
May this day always serve as a reminder that our freedoms are not free, but are freely given to us all, by these selfless few.
Declared Thursday, February 19, 2015