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By Daria Anderson-Faden
The Observer 

A More Normal Memorial Day

Former Guard At Tomb Of The Unknown Soldier To Speak

 

May 27, 2021

Daria Anderson-Faden

A member of the 3rd U. S. Infantry Regiment protects the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier. Monday's Memorial Day speaker, Thomas Tudor was a sentinel at the Tomb of the Unknown. The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier is guarded 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, and in any weather.

Memorial Day services in Kimball will be Monday, May 31, at the Kimball Cemetery. The 10 a.m. service will include the presentation of the flag, the national anthem and taps.

Last year, the service was short and sweet to abide by COVID-19 rules, but this year the service itself will return to a more familiar format. The traditional hamburger feed after the ceremony, however, will not be held this year.

A special speaker is in store for the ceremony: Thomas W. Tudor.

Tudor is a past board president of the Society of the Honor Guard, Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, at Arlington Cemetery, near...



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