A flyover, a Marine Honor Guard flag folding, a fitting tribute to Kuenzi

• Remembering all veterans at Kiowa's Riverview Cemetery on Memorial Day


Yvonne Miller

Like a daughter to Don Kuenzi, Krista Pollock speaks at his memorial service as a Marine Honor Guard starts a flag-folding ceremony.

Never had Kiowa's Riverview Cemetery looked more beautiful on a Memorial Day morning than it did Monday. Tall American flags lined the driveway and smaller versions waved from the ground. Volunteers had placed between 400 and 500 flags on the graves of veterans laid to rest there – a few even dating back to pre-Civil War days.

The crowd of patriotic folks gathered was much greater than usual. Besides the always meaningful Memorial Day service, immediately following was a memorial service for Marine veteran Don Kuenzi of Kiowa who passed away last fall.

At the regular Memorial Day Service...

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