Never Forgotten: Memorial Day observed in Mount Olive

Speaker Joe Scott addresses the crowd gathered for Sunday's Memorial Day ceremony in Mount Olive's Maplewood Cemetery. The annual observance was sponsored by VFW Post 9959 and included a wreath-laying ceremony conducted by the Mount Olive Police Department.

MOUNT OLIVE -- As a youth growing up in rural Duplin County, Joe Scott and his friends played soldier.

Clods of dirt became hand grenades.

Sticks could be either swords or rifles.

But it was in the 12th grade that those days of innocence were shattered by the real cost of war, Scott...

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