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Hundreds attend 2017 Memorial Day ceremony


Tonia Copeland/Western Nebraska Observer

Joe Hernandez, left forefront, is honored.

Rising once again after declining membership and participation threatened its existence, the local Veterans of Foreign Wars Post #2243 teamed up with auxiliary members and the Kimball County Veterans Service Office for the 2017 Memorial Day Ceremony at the Kimball Cemetery.

Master of Ceremony, Butch Nitz, who also serves as the Post Surgeon, introduced Kimball Mayor Keith Prunty to begin the program, "Memorial Day is a time for us to connect with our history and our core values by honoring those who gave their lives for the ideals that we cherish."

Prunty added that, for many, the patriotic...

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