Gone But Not Forgotten

Although Memorial Day in Herscher could not be celebrated normally due to the Covid-19 pandemic, an honorable service took place at ten local cemeteries on Monday, thanks to American Legion Post 795. Pictured above are David Emling-American flag, Jerry Kroesch (92 years young)-Legion flag, Terry Goodwin-chaplain, Dennis Schwark, Brian Grob, and Monty Smith with Commander Dennis Pankey-bugler. 


On Memorial Day, American Legion Post 795 honored fallen veterans at area cemeteries. Those who visited were asked to observe safety measures by using masks and social distancing. 

They traveled to St. Joseph-Cabery, Mount Hope-Cabery, Eldridgeville, Grand Prairie Norwegian Lutheran, Trinity Lutheran, Pilot, Mount Hope-Goodrich, St. Peter & Paul, Grand Prairie, and Colman

The fallen soldiers  were honored at these cemetaries in a simple, but beautiful ceremony which included Taps, a 21-gun salute, a moving speech and a prayer.

Terry Goodwin gave the following speech at each location:

The Herscher American Legion Post 795 honor guard is proud to be able to honor veterans who are now resting in this cemetery. 

This Memorial Day celebration is different than any other in the way that traditions we are used to can’t happen. 

The recognition and honor of our country’s veterans will remain the same. 

We will forever be indebted to these men and women who defended our country’s freedoms, whether at home or abroad.

We thank them for their service and honor them today. Let us pray!