Memorial Day was a day of reflection at Prairie Lawn Cemetery

first_imgDanielle Buchanan and Landon Diedrich.Memorial Day Service was held today at Prairie Lawn.by Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — Memorial Day is a day of reflection, of remembrance, and of renewed hope. And on a sunny Monday morning, Sumner County residents congregated at Prairie Lawn Cemetery remembering now only those who served in the military, but served us in everyday life.For Landon Diedrich, pictured above with his girl friend, it was a time to get reacquainted with his dearly departed great-grandmother Joy Frantz, who died in 2004.“This is the first time I’ve had enough strength to come out here and tell her how much I love her,” Diedrich said. “We had so many great conversations while I was growing up.”Diedrich’s story is unlike others, as family members throughout Wellington and beyond came out to place flowers and other mementos on the graves of their departed loved ones.Colonel Roy YencheskyThe Wellington VFW held its annual service at Prairie Lawn. This year’s featured speaker was Colonel Roy Yenchesky. The service was highlighted by the placing of the wreaths by various service organizations of wars past, the salute of the Comrades by the VFW Firing Squad, and the playing of the taps by Melanie Dawson and Jeremy Burden. Flags flew majestically through Prairie Lawn Cemetery.This year there were 1,226 flags that flew at Prarie Lawn – a new record. Every year is a new record for the Avenue of Flags.A reminder volunteers are needed taking down the flags at 4 p.m. today.  For more pictures visit the photo gallery of today’s Memorial Day events by clicking here.Wellington VFW Firing Squad.Follow us on Twitter. Close Forgot password? Please put in your email: Send me my password! Close message Login This blog post All blog posts Subscribe to this blog post’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Subscribe to this blog’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Follow the discussion Comment (1) Logging you in… Close Login to IntenseDebate Or create an account Username or Email: Password: Forgot login? Cancel Login Close WordPress.com Username or Email: Password: Lost your password? Cancel Login Dashboard | Edit profile | Logout Logged in as Admin Options Disable comments for this page Save Settings Sort by: Date Rating Last Activity Loading comments… You are about to flag this comment as being inappropriate. Please explain why you are flagging this comment in the text box below and submit your report. The blog admin will be notified. Thank you for your input. 0 Vote up Vote down Larry · 219 weeks ago Beautiful Report Reply 0 replies · active 219 weeks ago Post a new comment Enter text right here! Comment as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Comments by IntenseDebate Enter text right here! Reply as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Cancel Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new commentslast_img

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