Lees Creek honors fallen veterans


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The annual Lees Creek Memorial Day parade was held Monday, which included members of Co. C, 20th Ohio Volunteer Infantry Sons of Veterans Reserve, the East Clinton Band as well as local officials and State Rep. Shane Wilkin (left) who led the parade with Wayne Township Trustee Kevin Bean (right) from the township hall in Lees Creek to the cemetery about a quarter mile away.

The annual Lees Creek Memorial Day parade was held Monday, which included members of Co. C, 20th Ohio Volunteer Infantry Sons of Veterans Reserve, the East Clinton Band as well as local officials and State Rep. Shane Wilkin (left) who led the parade with Wayne Township Trustee Kevin Bean (right) from the township hall in Lees Creek to the cemetery about a quarter mile away.


Courtesy photos | Robert Grim

At the podium is Kevin Bean, master of ceremonies, and behind him are, from left, Col. Gary Bishop, U. S. Army Retired; Shane Wilkin; Rick Godlove; and Maggie Matthews.


Courtesy photos | Robert Grim

The East Clinton High School Band played patriotic songs.


Courtesy photos | Robert Grim

Members of Company C, 20th Ohio Volunteer Infantry, Sons of Veterans Reserve, fire a military salute.


Courtesy photos | Robert Grim

Capt. Shane L. Milburn, Commander of Co. C, 20th Ohio Volunteer Infantry, Sons of Veterans Reserve, and Corporal Christopher S. Grim post the colors.


Courtesy photos | Robert Grim

LEES CREEK — Large crowds gathered at the Lees Creek Cemetery Monday afternoon to observe Memorial Day, and listen to former Clinton County Commissioner and former state representative Shane Wilkin deliver the main address. Wayne Township Trustee Kevin Bean served as Master of Ceremonies.

Rick Godlove, Sabina Church of Christ, gave the invocation and benediction. Retired Army Colonel Gary Bishop placed a floral tribute at the Unknown Soldier memorial. Maggie Matthews read the Gettysburg Address and the East Clinton High School Band provided patriotic music.

Kevin Bean read the names of all the veterans buried in the Lees Creek Cemetery; which includes veterans from the American Revolution to the present time. He also thanked the Sheriff for providing an escort for the parade and the New Vienna and Sabina Fire Departments for participating in the parade,

Members of Company C, 20th Ohio Volunteer Infantry, Sons of Veterans Reserve, posted the Colors and fired a military gun salute.

The annual Lees Creek Memorial Day parade was held Monday, which included members of Co. C, 20th Ohio Volunteer Infantry Sons of Veterans Reserve, the East Clinton Band as well as local officials and State Rep. Shane Wilkin (left) who led the parade with Wayne Township Trustee Kevin Bean (right) from the township hall in Lees Creek to the cemetery about a quarter mile away.
https://www.wnewsj.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/22/2019/05/web1_No.-1-3.jpgThe annual Lees Creek Memorial Day parade was held Monday, which included members of Co. C, 20th Ohio Volunteer Infantry Sons of Veterans Reserve, the East Clinton Band as well as local officials and State Rep. Shane Wilkin (left) who led the parade with Wayne Township Trustee Kevin Bean (right) from the township hall in Lees Creek to the cemetery about a quarter mile away. Courtesy photos | Robert Grim

At the podium is Kevin Bean, master of ceremonies, and behind him are, from left, Col. Gary Bishop, U. S. Army Retired; Shane Wilkin; Rick Godlove; and Maggie Matthews.
https://www.wnewsj.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/22/2019/05/web1_No.-3-3.jpgAt the podium is Kevin Bean, master of ceremonies, and behind him are, from left, Col. Gary Bishop, U. S. Army Retired; Shane Wilkin; Rick Godlove; and Maggie Matthews. Courtesy photos | Robert Grim

The East Clinton High School Band played patriotic songs.
https://www.wnewsj.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/22/2019/05/web1_No.-5-3.jpgThe East Clinton High School Band played patriotic songs. Courtesy photos | Robert Grim

Members of Company C, 20th Ohio Volunteer Infantry, Sons of Veterans Reserve, fire a military salute.
https://www.wnewsj.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/22/2019/05/web1_No.-6-3.jpgMembers of Company C, 20th Ohio Volunteer Infantry, Sons of Veterans Reserve, fire a military salute. Courtesy photos | Robert Grim

Capt. Shane L. Milburn, Commander of Co. C, 20th Ohio Volunteer Infantry, Sons of Veterans Reserve, and Corporal Christopher S. Grim post the colors.
https://www.wnewsj.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/22/2019/05/web1_No.-4-3.jpgCapt. Shane L. Milburn, Commander of Co. C, 20th Ohio Volunteer Infantry, Sons of Veterans Reserve, and Corporal Christopher S. Grim post the colors. Courtesy photos | Robert Grim

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