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American Legion Honors Veterans on Memorial Day

Article Date: 
3 June, 2011 (All day)

 

Veterans were honored at a ceremony hosted by the American Legion Post 67 and Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 6154.  There were services held at each of the cemeteries in Morgan with a final ceremony at the courthouse.  

Those who attended were treated to musical numbers by a youth choir who sang It’s a Grand Ol Flag as well as other selections.  Stories were shared including a story of the marines who fought on Iwo Jima and those who were featured in the bronze statue, so familiar as a symbol of World War II in the Pacific.     

The program reminded attendees that the freedom we enjoy has been paid for with the lives of veterans over the course of the life of this country.  It also provided a reminder that sacrifices were made by those who gave their lives as well as those who returned home with the burdens of war carried with them.  

Once the program inside was completed the group moved outside where the flag was raised to half mast, taps were played, a twenty-one gun salute was offered and a rose was placed on the veteran’s monument.  The monument on which the flower was placed provided a fitting reminder, saying, “Lest We Forget...Freedom Is Not Free.”  This short statement seemed to put a capstone on the days events.  Our thanks go out to the American Legion and Veterans of Foreign Wars who provided this program.