Shelbyville Daily Union

May 24, 2014

Veterans remembered in Glenwood ceremony

Valorie Eversole
Daily Union Editor

---- — The annual Memorial Day ceremony to remember the military sacrifice in all wars was held Monday morning in the Blyman Addition at Glenwood Cemetery where more than 1300 veterans are buried.

The ceremony was presented by the Shelbyville American Legion post and VFW post 4829.

Walt Lookofsky served as Master of Ceremonies. Boy Scout Troop 51 presented the colors and Rev. John Curtis of Cornerstone Community Church offered the opening prayer. Commanders of the VFW and the American Legion raised and lowered the flag to half mast.

Speaker for the ceremony was Shelby County State’s Attorney Gina Vonderheide who challenged the audience to remember those who sacrificed for this country.

Wreaths were presented by representatives of the American Legion, VFW, VFW Men’s Auxiliary, American Legion Auxiliary, Sons of the American Legion, and Boy Scout Troop 51.

The 20-minute ceremony was ended with the benediction by Curtis, a 21-gun salute and the playing of “Taps” by the Shelby County Honor Guard.