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Thursday, 02 June 2011 18:23

Nation pauses to remember those who answered call of duty

Across America Monday, the nation paused to pay respect to the country’s veterans in Memorial Day services, including several in southwest Nebraska. Representatives from the Wauneta American Legion, Wauneta V.F.W. and Sons of the American Legion pay tribute with a rifle salute. Those in attendance at Eden Cemetery made note of the crisp, white, all-weather fence recently installed around the perimeter of the rural cemetery located southeast of Wauneta in Hitchcock County. Egle and his wife, Janet, recently added the new flag pole, shown above at right. (Wauneta Breeze Photos | Tina Kitt)


At Eden Cemetery, above left, Pastor Phillip Kline leads those gathered in prayer, including Dennis Egle, at back, who gave Eden’s Memorial Day address. Egle, whose uncle Ralph Egle was killed in action during World War II, reminded those gathered that it is the American soldier who makes sure that their fellow citizens are able to enjoy the rights set forth in the U.S. Constitution and Bill of Rights.


Former rural Eden-area resident Bob Hardy, now of McCook, listens reverently as tribute is paid to those deceased members of the military who are buried at the Eden Cemetery.

Last Updated on Thursday, 02 June 2011 18:27