Hastings Elks host Memorial Day Program
HASTINGS, Neb. (KSNB) - A crowd gathered at Veterans Circle at Parkview Cemetery in Hastings this Memorial Day to honor and salute veterans and those who gave their lives in service to their country.
The Memorial Day program got underway at 10 a.m., sponsored by the Elks Club of Hastings.
This event couldn’t be held last year due to the pandemic, so it was especially important for the Elks to have the event this time around.
“It gives me a sense of pride. The flags flying, the thought of what this day really means. It almost makes my heart and my eyes kind of tear up,because so many people before me have given so much for this day to happen,” said Julie Rothfuss, Exalted Ruler, Hastings Elks.
Retired Air Force Lieutenant Colonel Brad Norton, of Hastings, was the featured speaker at the event. He told those in attendance to always remember who served and take time to note just who they are.
“Overall is the - trying to keep the recognition, the remembrance going for those who served and actually gave their life to defend our way of life and to try and pass that on to their kids and their kids’ kids,” he said.
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