Clintonville mayor wants veterans honored

To the editor:

On Monday, May 28, the nation will observe Memorial Day to remember and honor those who have served our country in uniform and are no longer with us. Since 1868, this has been a day designated to remember them and to decorate their graves with flowers. I hope you will be a part of these important ceremonies.

There will be a short parade down Main Street, but that is not the important part. I urge you to be present in the cemetery for the full ceremony to hear the keynote speaker, to learn the names of those who have fallen since last year and to hear the music, the rifle salute and the mournful notes of taps.

Those who served gave the best years of their young lives to protect our freedoms, and many lost their lives while doing so.

The ceremony in Clintonville Graceland Cemetery will begin at 10 a.m. and will last about 45 minutes.

Certainly, we can take that little portion of our lives to honor them and do the cookout later.

Rich Beggs

Mayor, city of Clintonville