Each year, the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 2655 hosts a moving Memorial Day service at Pioneer Park, near our home in Nevada City. The turnout continues to grow.
This morning, a C-130 Hercules flight engineer recounted a poignant story of flying into Hanoi to recover the remains of 11 soldiers who had died in captivity in Vietnam, and Mayor Duane Strawser remembered four Nevada City veterans. We heard taps, a biplane flying overhead, and a 21-gun salute. The annual Local Heroes’ Bridge Tour got underway later in the day.