America’s veterans are ordinary people who have served in extraordinary ways under extreme circumstances, Mayor Jimmie-John King told a large audience at Stewartville’s annual Memorial Day ceremony on Monday, May 30.
Speaking at Woodlawn Cemetery on a warm and sunny morning, King pointed to Memorial Day as the time the country honors and remembers all military personnel who died in the service of our nation.
“These heroes are called to be part of something bigger than themselves,” the mayor said. “They rose up to this nation’s call because they wanted to protect a nation which has given them and given all of us so very, very much…”
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