Fallen Veterans remembered at Memorial Day ceremonies

Fallen Veterans remembered at Memorial Day ceremonies
The names of veterans buried at East Lawn Cemetery are read during 2024 Memorial Day ceremonies. (Miller/KNEB/RRN)
May 28th, 2024 | Scott Miller

Residents from across the Panhandle and Eastern Wyoming gathered at area cemeteries Monday to pay respects to those who have served and have passed.

At East Lawn Cemetery north of Minatare, Veteran and Scotts Bluff County Commissioner Michael Blue delivered the keynote address for Memorial Day 2024.

Blue told those in attendance we can honor those who have served and sacrificed their lives not only on Memorial Day, but every day. “Our job, as citizens of this country, is to live a life worth of their sacrifice, to be the best that we can be,” said Blue. “To be patriotic. To be kind. And be willing to reach out to your fellow man in times of need.”

Blue said knew quite a number of those veterans buried there, and like others who serve, they were some special people.

He noted only one percent of the country has served in the military, and he’s pleased to see public support of veterans has vastly improved over the past few decades.


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