A day for remembering


At the speakers platform on Memorial Day in Sugar Grove Cemetery, Wilmington, are from left, keynote speaker Clinton County Commissioner Patrick Haley, American Legion Post 49 Commander Jim Cook, and American Legion Post 49 Chaplain Paul Butler who offers up a prayer. Haley in his address said, “It comforts us to come here each year.” As a young boy, he attended Memorial Day services, and a common thread of the speakers was remembrance, he said. He touched on “citizens-soldiers” who didn’t love fighting. Soldiers in times of war “did what they did for us,” the commissioner said.

At the speakers platform on Memorial Day in Sugar Grove Cemetery, Wilmington, are from left, keynote speaker Clinton County Commissioner Patrick Haley, American Legion Post 49 Commander Jim Cook, and American Legion Post 49 Chaplain Paul Butler who offers up a prayer. Haley in his address said, “It comforts us to come here each year.” As a young boy, he attended Memorial Day services, and a common thread of the speakers was remembrance, he said. He touched on “citizens-soldiers” who didn’t love fighting. Soldiers in times of war “did what they did for us,” the commissioner said.


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U.S. military veterans rode several units in the Memorial Day Parade in Wilmington.


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The Wilmington High School Band plays the National Anthem at the Memorial Day ceremony at Sugar Grove Cemetery, Wilmington.


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Clinton County Veterans Service Commission (VSC) Executive Director Ray Souder reads a roll call of the names of 49 veterans who are the most recent to be remembered and honored with brick pavers at the Clinton County Veterans Memorial on the northeast corner of Courthouse Square in Wilmington. To honor a veteran with a brick that will be installed by Veterans Day 2017, please contact the VSC by June 14 at 937-382-3233 to purchase one. For these most recent brick pavers, Peoples Bank provided funds for 19 bricks, announced Souder.


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At the speakers platform on Memorial Day in Sugar Grove Cemetery, Wilmington, are from left, keynote speaker Clinton County Commissioner Patrick Haley, American Legion Post 49 Commander Jim Cook, and American Legion Post 49 Chaplain Paul Butler who offers up a prayer. Haley in his address said, “It comforts us to come here each year.” As a young boy, he attended Memorial Day services, and a common thread of the speakers was remembrance, he said. He touched on “citizens-soldiers” who didn’t love fighting. Soldiers in times of war “did what they did for us,” the commissioner said.

U.S. military veterans rode several units in the Memorial Day Parade in Wilmington.

The Wilmington High School Band plays the National Anthem at the Memorial Day ceremony at Sugar Grove Cemetery, Wilmington.

Clinton County Veterans Service Commission (VSC) Executive Director Ray Souder reads a roll call of the names of 49 veterans who are the most recent to be remembered and honored with brick pavers at the Clinton County Veterans Memorial on the northeast corner of Courthouse Square in Wilmington. To honor a veteran with a brick that will be installed by Veterans Day 2017, please contact the VSC by June 14 at 937-382-3233 to purchase one. For these most recent brick pavers, Peoples Bank provided funds for 19 bricks, announced Souder.

At the speakers platform on Memorial Day in Sugar Grove Cemetery, Wilmington, are from left, keynote speaker Clinton County Commissioner Patrick Haley, American Legion Post 49 Commander Jim Cook, and American Legion Post 49 Chaplain Paul Butler who offers up a prayer. Haley in his address said, “It comforts us to come here each year.” As a young boy, he attended Memorial Day services, and a common thread of the speakers was remembrance, he said. He touched on “citizens-soldiers” who didn’t love fighting. Soldiers in times of war “did what they did for us,” the commissioner said.
http://aimmedianetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/22/2017/05/web1_prayer_p_f-1.jpgAt the speakers platform on Memorial Day in Sugar Grove Cemetery, Wilmington, are from left, keynote speaker Clinton County Commissioner Patrick Haley, American Legion Post 49 Commander Jim Cook, and American Legion Post 49 Chaplain Paul Butler who offers up a prayer. Haley in his address said, “It comforts us to come here each year.” As a young boy, he attended Memorial Day services, and a common thread of the speakers was remembrance, he said. He touched on “citizens-soldiers” who didn’t love fighting. Soldiers in times of war “did what they did for us,” the commissioner said. Gary Huffenberger | News Journal

U.S. military veterans rode several units in the Memorial Day Parade in Wilmington.
http://aimmedianetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/22/2017/05/web1_vets_p_f.jpgU.S. military veterans rode several units in the Memorial Day Parade in Wilmington. Gary Huffenberger | News Journal

The Wilmington High School Band plays the National Anthem at the Memorial Day ceremony at Sugar Grove Cemetery, Wilmington.
http://aimmedianetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/22/2017/05/web1_band_p_f.jpgThe Wilmington High School Band plays the National Anthem at the Memorial Day ceremony at Sugar Grove Cemetery, Wilmington. Gary Huffenberger | News Journal

Clinton County Veterans Service Commission (VSC) Executive Director Ray Souder reads a roll call of the names of 49 veterans who are the most recent to be remembered and honored with brick pavers at the Clinton County Veterans Memorial on the northeast corner of Courthouse Square in Wilmington. To honor a veteran with a brick that will be installed by Veterans Day 2017, please contact the VSC by June 14 at 937-382-3233 to purchase one. For these most recent brick pavers, Peoples Bank provided funds for 19 bricks, announced Souder.
http://aimmedianetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/22/2017/05/web1_ray_p_f.jpgClinton County Veterans Service Commission (VSC) Executive Director Ray Souder reads a roll call of the names of 49 veterans who are the most recent to be remembered and honored with brick pavers at the Clinton County Veterans Memorial on the northeast corner of Courthouse Square in Wilmington. To honor a veteran with a brick that will be installed by Veterans Day 2017, please contact the VSC by June 14 at 937-382-3233 to purchase one. For these most recent brick pavers, Peoples Bank provided funds for 19 bricks, announced Souder. Gary Huffenberger | News Journal