Pine Bluffs Post - Serving all of Eastern Laramie County since 1908

Fallen but not forgotten

 

Courtesy of Christine Lindsey

Billy Lindsey lowers the flag to half mast at Bushnell Cemetery

They took the oath. It didn't matter if they enlisted or were drafted...they took the oath. "I, (NAME), do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic; that I will bear true faith and allegiance to the same; and that I will obey the orders of the President of the United States and the orders of the officers appointed over me, according to regulations and the Uniform Code of Military Justice. So help me God."

Each and every soldier, male or female, tall or short, baker or air traffic controller, to mechanic, or special ops...we have all said this oath.

It is the oath, that many of our veterans have taken to their hearts, souls and graves.

Victoria Smithey/Pine Bluffs Post

Memorial Day ceremony at the Pine Bluffs Cemetery.

This is Memorial Day. Memorial Day or Decoration Day is a federal holiday in the United States for remembering the people who died while serving in the country's armed forces. The holiday, which is currently observed every year on the last Monday of May, was held on May 27, 2019. The holiday was held on May 30 from 1868 to 1970.

Memorial Day is an American holiday, observed on the last Monday of May, honoring the men and women who died while serving in the U.S. military. Memorial Day 2019 occurs on Monday, May 27. Originally known as Decoration Day, it originated in the years following the Civil War and became an official federal holiday in 1971 .

This is a day of celebration and a day of grief. A day set aside to remember those who took the oath and served their country and gave the ultimate sacrifice.

 

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