Memorial Day Observed at Jacksonville

On a muggy Sunday, May 29, members of Jacksonville Faith Community guests and members of Masonic War Vet Post No. 43 led by Rev. George A. Reed, gathered at Jacksonville Cemetery in the town of Lysander to honor veterans of Americas wars.

Al Sits, Norman Kruth, George A. Reed, John Snow and Carl Hoyth.
Al Sits, Norman Kruth, George A. Reed, John Snow and Carl Hoyth.

The cemetery contains the remains of veterans from the American Revolution, Civil War and all conflicts.

Masonic War Vets provide an honor guard at a monument to the vets buried in the cemetery.

A flower wreath was presented by War Vet members Carl Hoyth, Norman Kruth, and Al Sit.

Reverend Reed read Abraham Lincoln’s dedication speech presented at Gettysburg known as the Gettysburg Address and followed it with the poem written in 1914 by Lieutenant Colonel John McCrae, MD, know as In Flanders Fields.

The 30-member group was then led in prayer for all our honored dead and offered a benediction.