Memorial Day Observance Held at Evergreen Home Cemetery

BEATRICE – Beatrice-area residents observed Memorial Day at a service to remember those who have sacrificed their lives for a free nation.  The military section of Evergreen Home Cemetery was the site of a Memorial Day service attended by some 200 people.

:17                  “asking them to do”

Retired Major General Mark Musick of the U.S. Strategic Command said the U.S. Military not only ensures freedom in the United States, but is a stabilizing force for other parts of the world.

:28                  “for the nation”

Musick said the character of the men and women who serve our nation is exemplified by courage, selfless service, loyalty and devotion to duty.  He said soldiers, marines, sailors, airmen and coast guard swear an oath to protect the country’s interest, wherever their nation sends them.

:31                  “for serving”

The retired Major General urged those attending to support the families of those who are doing the nation’s work.  He also reminded people to continue to remember fallen comrades…and not just today.  He said their sacrifice was important, noble and permanent.

The Beatrice Community Concert Band provided music for the Monday morning service hosted by veteran’s organizations and the Gage County Veteran’s Service Office. 

Flags flew Monday at the Veteran’s Memorial Park and on the grounds of the Gage County Courthouse.

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