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“To Remember And Honor”

KSAL Staff - May 30, 2016 12:33 pm

A large crowd of over 100 strong gathered on an overcast  Memorial Day Monday in Salina to remember, and honor, those who have died so that we might all be free.

Following brief cemetery services at Gypsum Hill Cemetery and at Roselawn Cemetery, events culminated with a large gathering at the Saline County War Memorial in Sunset Park.

Lt. Col. Richard Fisher from the Great Plains Joint Training Center, was the featured speaker.

Fisher spoke about the history of Memorial Day. He became emotional, and had to stop and regain his composure, as he said “we have come here to remember and honor those who have given the ultimate sacrifice.”

The ceremony also included a moment of silence, a 21 gun salute, echoing “Taps” played by two trumpeters, and “Amazing Grace” played on bagpipes.

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Larry Larson

May 31, 2016 at 8:33 am

Nice story, but did you forget the rest of Monday’s news? Seems The Salina Post had quite a bit yesterday that KSAL still does not. Guess your slogan “If it matters, it’s on KSAL.com” does not apply to holidays or does it even apply at all?

Larry Larson

May 31, 2016 at 8:33 am

Something to remember… news doesn’t have a holiday.

Todd Pittenger

May 31, 2016 at 2:23 pm

Larry, thanks for being such an avid user of KSAL.com. You are correct, news does not have a holiday, or time of day. I worked each day over Memorial Day weekend, including a large part of the day Monday. I wrote multiple stories for the web and radio, and covered severe weather. While other media may have had stories we didn’t, conversely we had stories they didn’t.

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