The Odessa Record -

Memorial Day boasts perfect weather, little wind


Last updated 6/4/2018 at 1:40pm

--Photos for The Record by Terrie Schmidt-Crosby.

A somewhat smaller than usual crowd was on hand for this year's Memorial Day ceremony at the Odessa Cemetery. But the hard work of a few nevertheless left the area decorated with flowers and flags on the majority of graves.

Memorial Day last Monday was celebrated with the usual ceremony at the Odessa Cemetery and earlier in the day at Quail Court. Members of VFW Post #7395 and American Legion Post #105 were on hand to carry the flags, fire the 21-gun salute and present other parts of the program. These former service members, some of them in their eighties, still have the courage and feel the obligation to show their pride in their fellow veterans, especially those who made the ultimate sacrifice. Those veterans placed a cross and flag on the grave of every veteran in the Odessa Cemetery, then went on to prese...

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