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A day for remembering


Marione Martin

Top Left: A large map mounted on the wall of the pavillion shows the streets and sections of the Alva Municipal Cemetery. The map was donated by Marshall Funeral Home and put in place by Arden Chaffee. Top Middle: Darin Kearns, pastor, Alva Friends Church, offers a benediction at the Memorial Day Service held Monday at the Alva Municipal Cemetery. Top Right: Scout Troop 392 raises the flags at the Alva Municipal Cemetery for the Memorial Day remembrance Monday. Bottom Left: Cemetery Board Chairman Lenny Reed speaks during the Memorial Day Services Monday morning. He kept his remarks brief as light rain began. Bottom Right: People attending the Memorial Day Services at Alva Municipal Cemetery Monday shelter under the trees as a light rain begins.

"Color guard, attention. Audience, attention. Color guard, forward march." So began the Alva Memorial Day Services at the municipal cemetery. Members of Scout Troop 392 formed in two lines and marched to the tall pole where they attached and raised flags. One young scout lifted his trumpet and played "Taps."

The program remembering those who have gone before was held at the flagpole located on the south end of the cemetery on the street appropriately named Flag. Onlookers gathered beneath the surrounding trees under overcast skies. Birds chirped from the trees and lowing cows could be heard...

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