CASSADAGA — Members of the Cassadaga American Legion Publish #1280 Honor Guard paid tribute to fallen veterans on Memorial Day Monday by holding a Memorial service at 10 native cemeteries.
In 1868, Commander John A. Logan of the Grand Military of the Republic issued Normal Order quantity 11 designating Could thirtieth as a memorial day, for the aim of stewing flowers on graves and to brighten graves of comrades who died within the protection of their nation.
The 18 women and men gathered at 7 a.m. for a breakfast on the Legion corridor, cooked by Bob Cole, after which drove to the primary cemetery for a Memorial Service at Pickett Corners.
Previous commander Bruce Kaus learn to these attending the significance of the service, and chaplain Diane Okay. Shaw gave the opening prayer. James Hayward led the Honor Guard in a 21-gun salute. Ron Boyland performed faucets on the bugle, and the group proceeded to the following cemetery.
The 40 mile spherical journey started at 8 a.m. and concluded by 10:30 a.m. These are the cemeteries the place a Memorial service was held: Pickett Corners Cemetery, Charlotte Heart Cemetery, Burnhams Hole Cemetery, Christian Cemetery, Bachellor Hill Cemetery, Evergreen Cemetery in Stockton, Greenwood Cemetery, Oregon Cemetery in Centralia, Pink Hen Cemetery, and concluded with the Cassadaga Cemetery.
Members of the Cassadaga Legion Women Auxiliary participated in all companies with the flags. Allow us to all keep in mind this present day to honor our heroes.