Ray Noon (left), new commander of the Carey VFW, and commander of Carey’s American Legion Jerry Collet lay an American Flag into the fire Monday morning outside of the American Legion. About 500-600 flags are burned each year on Memorial Day in Carey.
Speaker Jim Geary talks during Upper Sandusky’s Memorial Day ceremony about the War of 1812. The event began with a parade into Harrison Smith Park, where the annual event took place.
The Color Guard presented flags were with an extra detail. The “special” detail are the grandsons of Travis Temple (front, center), who was presented with the longest in service award attending the Wharton Memorial Day service. Pictured above are grandson Jackson Temple, Brad Walter, of Wharton; Robb Webb, of Upper Sandusky; Temple and his grandson Xavier. The grandsons are from Carey. The annual event gave tribute to veterans with the Rev. John Brock giving a Memorial Day message and the Riverdale High School band providing the musical tribute.
Girls scouts march in Carey’s Memorial Day parade Monday morning. Following flag burning at the American Legion The parade continued down Findlay Street and went to both of the village’s cemetaries.