February 11, 2016

Memorial Day observed at Omer cemetery

Tim Barnum
Members of he VFW and Ladies Auxiliary march toward their spots in the Memorial Day ceremony.
Tim Barnum
The firing squad shoots their rifles during a salute to fallen soldiers.
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Veterans William Beyer, J. Ed Vallad, Ronald VanHorn and Donald Rashotte serve as the color guard during the cemetery ceremony.
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Au Gres-Sims senior Cora Pauly plays taps.
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VFW Auxiliary member Jan Malace places a wreath at the veterans monument.
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Several people watch the VFW's ceremony in Omer.
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Acting VFW Commander James Armor reads a Memorial Day proclamation as Chaplain Jim Damron joins him at the monument.
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VFW Auxiliary member Jan Damron reads a speech about why a wreath will be placed at the veterans monument.

The Omer cemetery was one or four stops for Veterans of Foreign Wars members May 25, with more scheduled for May 26. Members of the VFW and Ladies Auxiliary read statements regarding the observance of Memorial Day, and a wreath was placed at the cemetery's veteran's monument. A firing squad was present, and taps was played in memory of fallen soldiers. The VFW also visited the Cedar Valley Cemetery, the Linwood Cemetery in Au Gres and the Sims Township Cemetery May 25.

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