LAYING A WREATH OF POPPIES on a veteran’s grave in the Downing Cemetery during Memorial Day Ceremonies on Monday, May 25 was David Booth (left), member of the Curry Ainsworth American Legion Post 168, while Andy Dahl (in background), a member of the Winterling American Legion Post 232, spoke. —photo by Shawn DeWitt
A MEMORIAL TO A FALLEN WORLD WAR I veteran at the Teegarden Cemetery near Knapp. —photo by Carlton DeWitt
LOCAL VETERANS GROUP honors their departed members at the Grace Lutheran Cemetery in Connorsville as part of the annual Memorial Day activities for the Connorsville Johnson-Whistler Post 323 and the Amvets Post 72. —photo by Carlton DeWitt
DESPITE rain showers and the COVID-19 pandemic, a nice crowd assembled for the annual Memorial Day ceremonies at the Tiffany Cemetery in Boyceville. Above, members of the Harmon-Harris American Legion Post 314 along with Boyceville School music educator Diane Vig stood while Pastor Brad Peterson of Trinity Lutheran Church delivered the Memorial Day address. —photo by Shawn DeWitt
WILSON MATSON-MILLER POST 330 Color Guard participating in the Memorial Day activities at the Teegarden Cemetery. —photo by Carlton DeWitt
FIFTY YEARS OF SERVICE — Doing the annual Memorial Day service and honoring departed comrades is James McNamara with the Emerald Legion Post 404. Jim said that this is his last year with the firing squad.
—photo by Carlton DeWitt
REVEREND TIMOTHY VETTRUS, pastor of the First Lutheran Church Arland gave the message at Memorial Day Services at the Grace Lutheran Cemetery in Connorsville. He spoke about the battle called “Hacksaw Ridge”, the true story of PFC Desmond T. Doss, who won the Medal of Honor from President Truman despite refusing to bear arms during World War II on religious grounds. He earned the respect and adoration for his bravery, selflessness and compassion after he risked his own life without firing a shot to save 75 men in the battle of Okinawa. —photo by Carlton DeWitt