BROKEN BOW—Memorial Day is on Monday, May 31, 2021 and this year the public is invited back together to remember those who were lost in battle and to honor the many sacrifices made for our freedom. A Memorial Day service will take place at the Broken Bow Cemetery at 10 a.m. on May 31 and will last approximately 30 minutes.
According to the Callaway Courier, the Callaway and Oconto American Legions will also host Memorial Day ceremonies on May 31 and the public is invited to attend. The Oconto American Legion will conduct a service at 10 a.m. in the Legion Hall and then visit five cemeteries. The Callaway American Legion will conduct its ceremony starting at 11 a.m. at Rose Hill Cemetery.
In a 2020 Memorial Day program featured on KCNI/KBBN, Army Reserves veteran and Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) member Dell Moninger asked the public to be thankful for the brave men and women who rose up and fought for something greater than themselves.
“As we enjoy living in the land of the free and the home of the brave we must continue to remind Americans that there is no freedom without bravery,” Dell Moninger said last year in a KCNI/KBBN Memorial Day program. “Generation after generation has been fortunate enough to reap the benefits paid for by those who believe that freedom is worth fighting for and if necessary, dying for.”
While many Americans grieve, lay flowers, or display American flags to pay tribute to those who showed strength and patriotism, Moninger said to follow what General George S. Patton said in 1944: “We should thank God that such men lived.”
This year’s Memorial Day ceremony will be hosted by members of the local American Legion Post with the Broken Bow VFW assisting.
Moninger encourages the citizens of central Nebraska to honor veterans’ sacrifice by living what they died for—freedom, equality, opportunity, and unlimited promises.
“Live filled with the hope. Hope that what they gave us will last forever and that freedom and opportunity will find all who seek it,” Moninger continued in the 2020 program.