CIRCUIT RIDERS COME TO VIRGIL CITY CEMETERY – As they have for many years, officers of Stockton VFW Post 5525 arrived at Virgil City Cemetery at 10 a.m. on Memorial Day to lead the services. It was the seventh stop on their nine cemetery circuit: 7 a.m. – Cedar Gap Cemetery, 7:30 a.m. – Lindley Prairie Cemetery, 8 a.m. – Hartley Cemetery, 8:30 a.m. Alder Cemetery, 9 a.m. – Pankey Cemetery, 9:30 a.m. – Hamby Cemetery, 10 a.m. – Virgil City Cemetery, 10:45 – Ana Edna Cemetery, 11:15 a.m. – Gum Springs Cemetery. Each year, those with loved ones in the Virgil City Cemetery eagerly await the arrival of the VFW caravan and appreciate the service they conduct.
A TIME TO REMEMBER – Local citizens gathered in the El Dorado Springs City Cemetery at 11 a.m. on Monday, May 30, to remember and honor those whose lives have been lost in the service of their country. About 50 people attended the annual service that was organized by the local VFW. Rev. Brent Bland of the Community Church was the speaker.
SCHELL CITY MEMORIAL CEREMONY – Approximately 70 people were in attendance on Monday at the Green Lawn Cemetery in Schell City for the annual Memorial Day service. Pastor Dan Gayman spoke to those assembled about the importance of remembering those who gave the ultimate sacrifice so that we may be free. Two special songs were presented by the Mennonite Choir along with the congregation singing two patriotic selections. The flag was raised by Navy Veteran John R. Hoagland with assistance from his grandson Grant Wilson.