HOLDEN- People all around the country recognized Memorial Day in different ways, but a local remembrance of fallen soldiers was held right here in Holden.
“We just do a short ceremony in honor of those that have died in the line of service, and this is a perfect way to do it, on a day like today,” said Donald Varnum, member of Holden Veterans Memorial Committee.
The ceremony served to salute members of the Holden community who have died in service, and included singing the national anthem, dedicating a wreath, and even memorializing a valued member of Holden’s community.
“We have a special stone for our former Town Manager, John Butts, who passed away just a short time ago, so we’re kinda doing a thing for him,” said Bonnie Clark, another member of Holden Veterans Memorial Committee.
On a day that can be considered bittersweet, Varnum feels it is important to make sure these people get the recognition they deserve.
“This is just a small token for us to make sure that everybody knows what happened and how much sacrifice has been given by so many people,” said Varnum.
In addition to this ceremony, the committee holds another observance on Veterans Day.