|Veterans to be honored at area cemeteries Monday|
|Written by Wauneta Breeze|
|Thursday, 24 May 2012 16:54|
Memorial Day is a time to remember loved ones and honor the countless men and women who have served in the military. Services will be conducted across the area Monday to honor local heros.
By Diane Stamm and Sheri Hink
The Wauneta Breeze
Each Memorial Day offers a chance to remember lost loved ones and to honor those who have served our country in the armed forces.
Lost local heros are in no short supply. One such local hero is Matthew Haskel “Bud” Long.
Long enlisted in the Army on Aug. 23, 1943. As a private first class with the 362nd Infantry Regiment in the European theatre he earned a Purple Heart. He was released from duty May 21, 1945.
Long was born Feb. 25, 1925, and passed away on Dec. 24, 1992. He married Millie Einspahr and they had two daughters, Judy Doetker and Patsy Wickizer.
Long is remembered in Wauneta as a police officer and baseball/softball umpire. He was involved in the VFW, scouts, fire department and ambulance squad.
Monday morning will be filled with services honoring countless veterans and members of the military such as Long. Details about area Memorial Day services are provided below.
The Wauneta American Legion, Wauneta VFW and auxiliary organizations have organized commemorative services at three Wauneta area cemeteries.
They will start their morning off with a military salute at Eden Cemetery, southeast of Wauneta, at 9 a.m. MT, followed by a second military salute at the St. Paul Lutheran Cemetery, southwest of Wauneta, at 9:30 a.m. MT.
At 10:30 a.m. MT they will provide a military salute and Memorial Day program at Wauneta’s Riverside Cemetery.
The Wauneta American Legion Auxiliary will host their annual Memorial Day lunch at the Wauneta American Legion Hall following the honor services at Riverside Cemetery.
The Palisade American Legion, VFW and AmVets will conduct Memorial Day services at the Palisade Cemetery beginning at 9 a.m. MT/ 10 a.m. CT.
The services will be followed by the annual chicken and noodle dinner hosted by the American Legion Auxiliary at the Auxiliary Hall in Palisade.
The Palisade groups will also provide a Memorial Day color guard ceremony at the Meadow Lawn Cemetery at Hamlet at 10 a.m. MT/11 a.m. CT.
Lunch will be served at the Hamlet Way Station immediately following the services.
|Last Updated on Thursday, 24 May 2012 16:54|