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By Terrie Schmidt-Crosby
The Record 

Memorial Day ceremony at cemetery


Last updated 6/3/2021 at 10:12am

Terrie Schmidt-Crosby

Veterans Bob McKee, Sherrie Miller and Frank White form the color guard at the cemetery.

ODESSA – A warm, sunny Memorial Day saw a semblance of pre-Covid activity at the Odessa Cemetery, as a small group of townspeople and visitors, members of the VFW and American Legion and other volunteers gathered to honor the fallen and those who served in the Armed Services. But there were some notable differences this year as well.

Mike Hardung replaced long-time moderator of the event, Legion member Bob Kissler, who passed away recently. The number of veterans volunteering to serve as members of the color guard and gun salute squad grows smaller each year. Those who stepped up deserve...

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