Military friends, families, and heroes honored

ISHPEMING — A large crowd gathered for a Memorial Day service at the Ishpeming V.F.W. to honor friends, families, and heroes of the United States military.

The service paid respect to comrades who were killed in action while serving in World War One, World War Two, Korea, and Vietnam. An honorary table was set for U.S. military personnel who were taken as prisoners of war and those listed as missing in action.

“This is our chance to remember all our fallen comrades,” said Commander for Post 4573 Daniel Verville, “we honor the dead by helping the living so that’s our motto and we want to make sure that nobody forgets them. These are our true heroes.”

The service was put together by volunteers throughout the area including troop three twenty one from the Boy Scouts of America.

“Being able to honor them is the best thing to do,” said Boy Scout Troop #321 member Daniel Perry, “it’s so fun, you can’t really explain it. Just getting to see them with their smiling faces, being so happy it’s just great.”

Over 1,000 American flags were placed in the Ishpeming Cemetery beside the graves of those who served our country.

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