Observations all along the line - Kimball & the Southern Panhandle First

Memorial Day, 2020

On a cool and windy Memorial Day, a small crowd at Kimball Cemetery gathered near their cars to honor those "who gave it all."

The 20-minute ceremony featured the "Star Spangled Banner" sung by Jenna Greenwood and Taps, played by Ethan Bemis.

Pastor Ken Mars opened up the morning ceremony with a prayer and Mayor Keith Prunty spoke, while an honor guard stood nearby.

Prunty, reading from remarks he found online and appreciated, said, "Those who are in today's military face a world that is fraught with change and challenge. As they are thrust into the boiling cauldron of war and conflict,...