Memorial Day services set for Greencreek and Cottonwood cemeteries
Monday, May 27, 2019 is the official celebration of Memorial Day, honoring our fallen military heroes. The VFW honor guard will conduct memorial ceremonies at the Greencreek community cemetery at 10:00 AM, and the Cottonwood Catholic community cemetery at 11:00 AM, followed by the Cottonwood Community Cemetery.  Keeping with a biannual rotation, next year the ceremonies will be at the Ferdinand and Keuterville cemeteries. 
Cottonwood VFW Post Commander Dave Frei invites all Veterans to join the honor guard detail to show respect, gratitude, and remembrance of our fallen heroes.  Please arrive at the Greencreek Cemetery by 9:30 AM.
The public is invited to attend and remember those who selflessly sacrificed to protect our freedom.  The service includes the presentation of the colors, three-volley rifle salute, laying a memorial wreath, reading the names of the deceased veterans, playing TAPS, and a recitation of In Flanders Fields. 
In Flanders Fields is the now famous poem read every Memorial Day at Arlington National Cemetery in Washington D.C.. It 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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