Western Nebraska Observer - Observations all along the line - Kimball & the Southern Panhandle First

A tribute to the fallen


May 31, 2018

Tonia Copeland/Western Nebraska Observer

Local veterans, from left, Doug Provance, Matthew Shoup and Alex Engstrom demonstrate the 13 folds of the Flag while Veteran's Service Officer Bob Jenner recites the meaning behind each fold.

Tribute. Remembrance. Honor.

More than 100 gathered at the Kimball Cemetery in remembrance of fallen heroes.

Each year, as the event grows, coordinators, singers, speakers and presentations are added to honor the veterans who are no longer with us.

Kimball County Veteran Service Officer, Bob Jenner, planned a tribute to Kimball County's most senior veteran, Walt Wann, this year. A flag, previously flown over the Capitol of the United States, was acquired, folded and placed in a triangular box for Wann, who suffered ill health as of late.

Wann was presented with the flag earlier this month,...

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