Monday, May 28, 2012

Memorial Day - Giving Thanks to our Vets

Our city has an annual parade and program held at Spring Grove Cemetery each Memorial Day.  It's a great small town kind of event featuring the Delavan American Legion colorguard, vets who march, or ride in vehicles, the DDHS band, boyscouts, and city officials and more.

This year the cemetery has been going through some much needed renovations.  There has also been some horrible vandalism to many headstones, some have been repaired and uprighted, but there are still a lot that need to be fixed and uprighted.  The Civil War Monument has been looking great so far, thanks to efforts by many people, of all ages, spear-headed by Ken Wargo - Thanks Ken for all the work so far!

My Dad, along with others from Gifford Tree Service, donated time and equipment about a month and a half ago to help clean the monument.  See how dirty and stained it was ... and here it is today, at the ceremonies we attended this morning.

 Here are other photos from today ... giving thanks for the men and women who fought for our freedoms and continue to do so today!



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