2014-05-22 / Front Page

Memorial Day celebrated in Mariposa County

Remembering all who gave some, some who gave all
By Greg Knight | Associate Editor

A pair of American flags, in foreground, adorn the grave of U.S. Navy and World War II veteran William D. Schwing. The background shows a sea of flags planted at the head of many of Mariposa County's veterans this Memorial Day. (Greg Knight | The GAZETTE)A pair of American flags, in foreground, adorn the grave of U.S. Navy and World War II veteran William D. Schwing. The background shows a sea of flags planted at the head of many of Mariposa County's veterans this Memorial Day. (Greg Knight | The GAZETTE)Members of the Keith M. Bertken Post 6042, Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States, administer a 21-gun salute. (Greg Knight | The GAZETTE)Members of the Keith M. Bertken Post 6042, Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States, administer a 21-gun salute. (Greg Knight | The GAZETTE)Saturday, May 24, 2014 - 11:30 a.m. - A sea of American flags adorned the Mariposa Town Cemetery on May 24 to honor the men and women who have valiantly fought, and sometimes died, in the protection of our great nation.

The flags were placed earlier, before a short parade to the cemetery led by Mariposa’s Keith M. Bertken Post 6042, Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States.

The VFW Color Guard led the parade and, after a short remembrance ceremony, a 21-gun salute was administered in remembrance of fallen American heroes.


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