Memorial Day tribute…

The headstone of Meeker’s George G. Tagart at Highland Cemetery is decorated with an American flag to designate him as one of the many veterans buried in the local cemetery. The Meeker VFW performed ceremonies on the bridge over the White River in Meeker Town Park and then proceeded to hold another remembrance at Highland Cemetery.

The headstone of Meeker’s George G. Tagart at Highland Cemetery is decorated with an American flag to designate him as one of the many veterans buried in the local cemetry. The Meeker VFW performed ceremonies on the bridge over the White River in Meeker Town Park and then proceeded to hold another remembrance at Highland Cemetery.

Meeker’s Tom Allen plays “Taps” to conclude the Memorial Day service held Monday at Meeker’s Highland Cemetery. The service is held each year to remember the men and women from the Meeker area who gave their lives in military service to their country. There were well in excess of 100 people at the ceremony in the cemetery Monday morning.

Meeker’s Tom Allen plays “Taps” to conclude the Memorial Day service held Monday at Meeker’s Highland Cemetery. The service is held each year to remember the men and women from the Meeker area who gave their lives in military service to their country. There were well in excess of 100 people at the ceremony in the cemetery Monday morning.

Dave Cole, left, gives the order to “Fire” for the 21-gun salute Monday morning as part of the Meeker Memorial Day observance at Highland Cemetery.

Dave Cole, left, gives the order to “Fire” for the 21-gun salute Monday morning as part of the Meeker Memorial Day observance at Highland Cemetery.

Highland Cemetery in Meeker was a busy and colorful place on Monday as family and the VFW had decorated many of the graves. The VFW placed American flags on the graves of former service members and the Stars and Stripes were in wide evidence throughout the property.

Highland Cemetery in Meeker was a busy and colorful place on Monday as family and the VFW had decorated many of the graves. The VFW placed American flags on the graves of former service members and the Stars and Stripes were in wide evidence throughout the property.

With the Meeker VFW’s Honor Guard behind them, from left, Meeker veterans Rob Baughman, David Cole and Pete Kiser removed their caps and lowered their heads to pray for the men and women who, over the history of these United States, gave up their lives while in service to the United States of America while in the military.

With the Meeker VFW’s Honor Guard behind them, from left, Meeker veterans Rob Baughman, David Cole and Pete Kiser removed their caps and lowered their heads to pray for the men and women who, over the history of these United States, gave up their lives while in service to the United States of America while in the military.

David Cole, left, was host of the Memorial Day festivities held in Meeker at the Meeker Town Park and at Highland Cemetery on Monday morning. To his right is Pete Kiser, a 92-year-old veteran who placed a wreath on the monument at the cemetery dedicated to all our service men and women who served in the U.S. Armed Forces.

David Cole, left, was host of the Memorial Day festivities held in Meeker at the Meeker Town Park and at Highland Cemetery on Monday morning. To his right is Pete Kiser, a 92-year-old veteran who placed a wreath on the monument at the cemetery dedicated to all our service men and women who served in the U.S. Armed Forces.

Above is the memorial in Meeker’s Highland Cemetery that is dedicated to those who fought in the U.S. Armed Forces. At the foot of the memorial is the traditional wreath that should remind of us of the unknown and known troops who have given their lives during military service to America. The wreath was laid at the foot of the memorial by Pete Kiser, a long-time resident of Meeker and a U.S. military veteran.

Above is the memorial in Meeker’s Highland Cemetery that is dedicated to those who fought in the U.S. Armed Forces. At the foot of the memorial is the traditional wreath that should remind of us of the unknown and known troops who have given their lives during military service to America. The wreath was laid at the foot of the memorial by Pete Kiser, a long-time resident of Meeker and a U.S. military veteran.

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