THE LOCAL NEWS OF THE MADISON VALLEY, RUBY VALLEY AND SURROUNDING AREAS

Commander Cliff Morgan of American Legion Post 89 begins the Memorial Day commemoration at the Laurin Cemetery May 25. Photo by Hannah KearseGenerations of the Simonsen family’s military service on gravestones in the Laurin Cemetery. Martin Simonsen fought in World War I and John Klaus Simonsen served in Korea. Photo by Hannah KearseAmerican Legion Post 89 prepares for their second Memorial Day ceremony of the day at the Laurin Cemetery May 25. (L to R) Commander Cliff Morgan, Greg Franken, Charlie Rossiter, Mike Morgan, Ray Shaw and Mike Berry. Photo by Hannah Kearse

Memorial Day in Madison County

HONORING MILITARY SERVICE

American Legion Posts honored veterans at cemeteries throughout Madison County for Memorial Day May 25.

Commander Cliff Morgan of American Legion Post 89 led five Memorial Day ceremonies from Sheridan to Virginia City. According to Morgan, 519 veteran graves in Post 89’s service area were honored with the American flag and a 21-gun salute. American Legion Post 31 conducted a ceremony at the Twin Bridges Cemetery and American Legion Post 65 had ceremonies at the Ennis and McAllister cemeteries.

The warm Memorial Day was a welcoming contrast to the several cold years in a row. American flags waved in the wind on the occasional gravestone. Flags clustered in some spots, where military service was a family tradition. Generations of veterans are represented in Madison County, both in the cemeteries and in communities.

Madison County is home to more than 1,000 veterans, nearly an eighth of the county’s population, according to the Veteran Affairs Office.

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