Memorial Day Weekend

Despite not having an official Memorial Day ceremony, the Charles W. Lingard Memorial VFW Post 966 and the auxiliary still put flowers at the WJ Ward Memorial Cemetery. Bonnie Bremer freshened up the flowers in front of the flags throughout the morning. Flowers were also placed at the gravesite of Charles W. Lingard.

Local Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) Post 966 would like to inform veterans and their families there will be no events held at the port this upcoming Memorial Day weekend, according to a release from Commander Frederick Bremer.

Bremer said COVID-19 has been devastating to the VFW and senior citizens. The VFW hopes to return to normal soon.

“On this day we honor those who gave their lives for this country. Their death is not a loss, but a gain for our ability to live a free life...Hopefully this veterans of foreign wars post will return to our normal operations in the very near future,” the release stated.


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"our ability to live a free life..."

The irony truly writes itself on this one.

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