May 29, 2013 | Volume 100 / Number 22

Saluting The Fallen

Glasgow Joins National Observance Of Memorial Day

Valley County residents joined many others across America in a ceremony of remembrance on Monday, Memorial Day. They met in the Civic Center to honor those in the military who have died in the service of their country. Connie Schultz, who retired from the Army Nurse Corps as a lieutenant colonel, was the keynote speaker.

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Samar Fay / The Courier
On Sunday, in preparation for Memorial Day, Amos Erickson and about 35 other volunteers placed 905 American flags on the graves of veterans at Highland Cemetery. This is an increase of about 60 from the number placed two years ago. Sixty-five blue flags were also placed on the graves of VFW Auxiliary members.

“Memorial Day is not just about picnics,” she said. Schultz talked about the many ways to remember the fallen, now numbering one million men and women since the beginning of the republic. It can be with traditional ceremonies, like the laying of wreaths at the foot of...

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