Memorial Day program goes on despite lightning, rain

Published 6:08 pm Monday, May 29, 2017

The 100 or so people gathered in front of Memorial Stadium Monday morning for a Memorial Day program to honor fallen soldiers throughout America’s history could have easily gone back to their cars and driven home after it started thundering, lightning and raining. But they didn’t.

They braved the storm to pay homage to the brave men and women that paid the ultimate sacrifice so they could sit there Monday through the thunderstorm that rolled through Selma.

Thanks for sticking around and saluting those soldiers that died while serving this great country and giving their lives so we could enjoy a day like Memorial Day.

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For many, it’s a day to spend with family cooking out in the backyard or sitting in the sand at the beach, but the day is truly about remembering the thousands of men and women that died so we could do those things.

No matter where you were or what you did on Memorial Day, we hope you took a moment to thank those men and women.

The Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3016 deserves a round of applause too for putting the program on. Paying homage to fallen troops is an important tradition to carry on, whether its storming out or if the sun is shining bright.