American Legion Post 366 holds memorial day service

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New Haven, Mo – The ultimate sacrifice is putting your own life in harms way in order to protect others.  The men and women who serve in the armed forces, firefighters who run into burning buildings, police officers who run after criminals while shots are fired, or the paramedics who crawl into smashed up cars to treat patients.

During this past weekend while most people enjoyed laying at the pool, taking a boat ride on the river, or camping with their family; there were a large number of men and women who responded to car accidents or spent their weekend fighting for our freedom.  Thanks to these individuals people could enjoy time relaxing on the beach or Bar-B-Queuing with friends and family.

Commander Tori Panhorst reads the names of Post 366 members who have passed away.

Sunday afternoon, American Legion members of Post 366 held a ceremony to honor past members who were killed in action or who had died during this past year by reading the name of each member.  Commander of Post 366, Tori Panhorst, continued by reading the names of all members who have died since Post 366 was established.

Father Deeken began Sunday’s ceremony; praying for our soldiers and their families and for the families who have lost loved ones fighting for their country.

People then gathered outside as the American Flag was raised from half-staff and a wreath placed at the base of the flagpole.

The Commander then gave the command, “order arms,” to the firing squad as 21 rounds were fired followed by the playing of the Taps to conclude this year's Memorial Day ceremony.