For 35 years we have been privileged to have the continued support of the citizens of Kearney on Memorial Day weekend. With your help we were able to raise 460 American flags throughout the cemetery and place more than 1,800 small American flags on the graves of our veterans. We are extremely grateful for your support and proud to be among the citizens of Kearney helping us honor our veterans.
Our thanks to Steve Baye and his staff at Kearney Cemetery for the endless hours they spent helping us get ready for Memorial Day. We truly appreciate the help Steve has given us during the last 32 years. We could not do this without them.
We would like to thank the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 759 for being our host for this year’s event. Thank you to our master of ceremonies, Michelle Rivera; our guest speaker, John Stewart; Kim Deyo for leading us in prayer, the members of the American Legion Post 52 and the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 759 honor guards and our bugler Michael Osterberg for being part of the Memorial Day service.
Our thanks to the 1733 Barbershop Chorus and Buffalo County Veterans Service Officer Bill Williams, who have participated for many years. To those individuals who presented a wreath in memory of fallen soldiers, we thank you. We also extend our thanks to Horner Lieske McBride and Kuhl Funeral Home as well as O’Brien Straatmann Redinger Funeral Home for their continued assistance with Memorial Day. We had a tremendous turnout this year to honor our veterans.
If anyone would like to donate a veteran’s casket flag to be presented at next year’s Memorial Day Service, please call either Lori O’Brien at 237-7509 or Gail Mullins at 236-6539.
Lori McCammon O’Brien
Gail McCammon Mullins