By Marianne Mueller
REPORTER

MARIANNE MULLER PHOTOS The Herald
Josie Foss played Taps at the conclusion of the Memorial Day ceremony at the Rockton Township Cemetery.

The Walter Graham American Legion Post 332 reminded everyone of the true meaning behind Memorial Day at this year’s Memorial Day event.

American Legion Commander, Rueben Hernandez served as this year’s parade organizer. The parade began at the bridge on Blackhawk Blvd, and moved down to Main Street, proceeded to Union Street and concluded at the Rockton Township Cemetery where a meaningful remembrance ceremony took place.

The Rockton American Legion Rifle Squad and Ladies Auxiliary members led off the action, which started with a special wreath throwing ceremony on Blackhawk Bridge. Adding a nice touch was the playing of taps by Hononegah band student, Matthew Freedlund. It was noted that both of Freedlund’s Great Grandparents served in World War I.

 

Read the rest of the story in the June 7th edition of the Herald…