"Star Spangled Banner'

Some of the more than 100 people attending Monday’s Memorial Day service at Greenwood Cemetery sing the Star Spangled Banner with flags waving in the background.

Those who paid the ultimate sacrifice to their county, including several Palmyra residents, were remembered during the annual Memorial Day services at Greenwood Cemetery Monday morning.

Pastor Roger Ricketts was the guest speaker, making note of the Palmyra armed services personnel who are among those either killed in the line of duty or have since died, during the services, which saw attendance of a little over 100 individuals.

Arranged every year by the Boots-Dickson American Legion Post #174, the service also include the raising of the flag and the laying of the wreath at the base of the flag pole.

In his remarks, Ricketts made note of this year being the 75th anniversary of the Battle of Normandy (D-Day), during which “thousands and thousands and thousands of Americans, Brits, French, Canadians and Allied soldiers lost their lives”

See more in this week's Palmyra Spectator.