Memorial Day services set for Greencreek, Cottonwood
Monday, May 27, is the official celebration of Memorial Day, honoring our fallen military heroes. The combined American Legion and VFW honor guard will conduct memorial ceremonies at the Greencreek community cemetery at 10:00 AM, and both Cottonwood cemeteries at 11:00 AM.  In keeping with a biannual rotation, next year the ceremonies will be in Ferdinand and Keuterville.   
All veterans are encouraged to join the honor guard in performing the ceremony.  Meet at the American Legion Hall in Cottonwood at 9:30 AM. 
 Fred Seubert, American Legion Commander, and Joe Riener, VFW Post Commander invite you to join us in remembering those who selflessly sacrificed to protect our freedom.  The service includes the presentation of the colors, 21 gun salute, laying a memorial wreath, reading the names of the deceased, playing TAPS, and a recitation of In Flanders Fields, the now famous poem read every Memorial Day at Arlington National Cemetery in Washington D.C. In Flanders Fields was written on the German battlefield in 1915 by a Canadian Army doctor.
In Flanders Fields
By: Lieutenant Colonel John McCrae, MD (1872-1918)
Canadian Army
In Flanders Fields the poppies blow
Between the crosses row on row,
That mark our place; and in the sky
The larks, still bravely singing, fly
Scarce heard amid the guns below.
We are the Dead. Short days ago
We lived, felt dawn, saw sunset glow,
Loved and were loved, and now we lie
In Flanders fields.
Take up our quarrel with the foe:
To you from failing hands we throw
The torch; be yours to hold it high.
If ye break faith with us who die
We shall not sleep, though poppies grow
In Flanders fields.

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