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Servicemen honored on Memorial Day

 

Shelley Pope

American flags planted on the burial sites of Petersburg veterans on Memorial Day.

The Petersburg Ministerial Association conducted a Memorial Service for the veterans buried in the Petersburg Memorial Cemetery Monday.

“Even with terrible weather we had a large turnout,” Petersburg Ministerial Association President Mike Schwarte said.

The service was opened with patriotic songs and prayer. Lloyd Thynes gave the definition of the folding of the flag; Tony Long Drew recited the Gettysburg Address; and Mark Kubo recited Psalm 34.

Until three years ago, the Veterans of Foreign Wars and American Legion members performed the ceremonies for the honored fallen. Now the Boy S...



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