Memorial Day: A Time to Remember

Herald Report

Weekend events and Memorial Day activities highlight the service of those who are “gone but not forgotten.”

Throughout history, those who served and defended, those who have faced the greatest dangers and won the greatest battles, and those who died for their country received the highest honors.

On Memorial Day, we pay tribute to those heroic patriots who made the ultimate sacrifice while serving our nation, who bravely rose up and fought for something greater than themselves, protecting a home to which they never returned.

We honor their service, mourn their loss and remember the families they left behind, including all those who died while on active duty, both overseas and in our homeland. As we honor our fallen, we also embrace a feeling of honor, patriotism and pride.

Multiple honor and remembrance ceremonies will be offered on Memorial Day – Monday, May 30. The public is invited to all services to participate in honoring those who served and gave all.

Wearing of masks and practicing social distancing are encouraged. The public is invited to greet participating veterans and our distinguished speaker prior to the service.

The speaker at the services will be Army Major Jacob Haag, grandson of the late World War II veteran Cedric Priest of the local area.

Sabetha

The annual Memorial Day service at Sabetha Cemetery will be held at 10 a.m. Monday, May 30. In case of inclement weather, the Sabetha service will move to The Main Event.

The public is invited to join the members of Sabetha Memorial Post 7285 of the Veterans of Foreign Wars, and Fairview-Morrill Post 322 and Sabetha John L. Palmer Post 126 of the American Legion, as we remember and honor the legacy of our fallen heroes on Memorial Day.

Fairview

The annual Memorial Day service will be held at the Memorial Walk at the Fairview Community Center at 9 a.m. Monday, May 30. In case of inclement weather, the Fairview service will move to the Fairview Community Center.

The public is invited to join the members of Sabetha Memorial Post 7285 of the Veterans of Foreign Wars, and Fairview-Morrill Post 322 and Sabetha John L. Palmer Post 126 of the American Legion, as we remember and honor the legacy of our fallen heroes on Memorial Day.

Woodlawn

The annual Memorial Day service at Woodlawn Cemetery will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, May 30. In case of inclement weather, the Woodlawn service will move to the Woodlawn Baptist Church.

The public is invited to join the members of Sabetha Memorial Post 7285 of the Veterans of Foreign Wars, and Fairview-Morrill Post 322 and Sabetha John L. Palmer Post 126 of the American Legion, as we remember and honor the legacy of our fallen heroes on Memorial Day.

Upon return from Woodlawn, at about noon, the veteran detail will provide military honors at Albany Cemetery. This will include the gun salute, Taps and raising the American Flag to the top. There will not be a speaker or formal program.

Bern

Memorial Day services in Bern will include the Avenue of Flags at 8 a.m., and a Memorial Day Service at 11 a.m.

Avenue of Flags

Seventy-three flags have been chosen to fly at the Sabetha and Albany cemeteries. Flags numbers one through 48 will fly at Sabetha, and 49 through 73 will fly at Albany.

1. Larry Mai

2. Thomas L. Oom

3. Fred Ukele

4. Billy L. Frazier

5. Marvin E. Lamparter

6. James B. Robinson

7. Deryl G. Geer

8. George F. Darville Jr.

9. Frederick “Pinky” Schneider

10. Linwood Eichelberger

11. Frank Scoby

12. Robert L. Steibler

13. Leroy E. Leuze

14. Rollin W. Henderson

15. Floyd Moore

16. Melvin L. Breeden

17. Max C. Leuze

18. L. A. Hybsymann

19. Paul A. Aberle

20. Leon Frey

21. Dale R. Keim

22. Clyde Wenger

23. Roy D. Berggren

24. Lonnie Fletchall

25. Gerald Baker

26. Alvin G. Munson

27. James C. Newlin

28. Arthur R. Hartter

29. Earl Hartter

30. Ray “Pat” Longberg

31. Marion Marmet

32. Joseph “Bud” Tappehorn

33. Cleve E. Gurney

34. Ralph Chapin Miner

35. Lloyd M. Agee

36. Orville S. Lanning Sr.

37. John Taylor 

38. Lyle K. Dodge

39. Gale Gakle

40. Max F. Mock

41. Lewis J. Herring

42. Irwin Hook

43. Harold Tomson

44. Louis L. Manche

45. Kirt Wertenberger

46. Ronald L. Priest

47. Melvin Schuette

48. Robert Murchinson

49. Leila Keim

50. Roy L. Mishler Jr.

51. Roy L. Mishler Sr.

52. Raymond B. Petry

53. Virgil E. Brown

54. Martin Rucker

55. Clarence E. Norrie

56. Donald C. Carter

57. Glen R. Stoller

58. John L. Colyn

59. Victor Key

60. James J. Allen

61. Edwin E. Bauman Jr.

62. Chuck T. Garber

63. Leroy Ellington Jr.

64. John R. Moser

65. George W. Stoller

66. Frank D. Althouse

67. Fred Darville Sr.

68. Marvin Aberle

69. Irwin “Hug” Huggins

70. Gerald Keim

71. Loran R. Priest

72. Donald L. Montgomery

73. William Fred Feek

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