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Fallen heroes remembered

 

Wolfgang Kurtz | The Seward Phoenix LOG

Clare Sullivan, Commander of Seward's American Legion Post No, 5, officiated at twin Memorial Day ceremonies to recognize and remember service men and women who have died at land and sea while defending the United States of America and its values.

Clare Sullivan, Commander of Seward's American Legion Post No, 5, officiated at Memorial Day ceremonies to recognize and remember service men and women who have died at land and sea while defending the United States of America and its values. The program at the Seward American Legion cemetery took place under sunny skies after volunteers and post members spent a good part of Saturday on the grounds in preparation for the event. Flags fluttered in the breeze at the grave sites as the observance drew to a close with the ceremonial firing of rifles by members of the honor guard. The return of the United States Coast Guard Cutter Mustang and crew to Seward over the weekend lent extra gravity to the seaside memorial service at the Seward Founder's Monument as sacrifices at sea on behalf of the country were emphasized. Seward youth participated in the program as Kirsten Johnson-Gray, state Junior American Legion Auxiliary president and Charlie Mack of Seward's Sons of the American Legion launched a poppy wreath into the waves of Resurrection Bay in honor of service people lost at sea.

Leon Youngblood | The Seward Phoenix LOG

Flags fluttered in the breeze at the grave sites as the observance drew to a close with the ceremonial firing of rifles by members of the honor guard.

 

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