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Chenoa recognizes Memorial Day

A veteran of the Iraq and Bosnia wars says it is a sobering reality that service members are still missing in action.

Gunnery Sergeant Chris Grant, a Chenoa native, addressed those attending Monday’s Memorial Day Service at Chenoa Cemetery. He honored the veterans of Chenoa who gave their lives for our freedom.

“Let us also renew our commitment to never forget their sacrifices,” Grant said.

Grant recalled helping a family when he was a veteran service officer in Pontiac where a man was finally brought home and buried at Fairview, Illinois. He described a woman with “unwavering hope” that her son would be brought home.

Pastor Tim Huber of Christ Community Church gave the invocation and benediction and said we are thankful to live in a land of freedom.

“We are thankful to the men and women who served which made that freedom a reality.”

Huber prayed for continued blessings on the nation and all of its leaders.

Those participating Monday included Chenoa VFW Commander Dwayne Price, Randy Francis, Don Schultze, William Wilder, Nate Mock, Chuck France, Michael Plummer, Adam Rapp and Dave Kaufman. Auxiliary President Phaedra Price was also there and members of the Girl Scouts and Boy Scouts participated.

Price organizes the annual event with help from the community.

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