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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