Honoring the fallen

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.

Author: jeffpelline

Jeff Pelline is a veteran editor and award-winning journalist - in print and online. He is publisher of Sierra FoodWineArt magazine and its website SierraCulture.com. Jeff covered business and technology for The San Francisco Chronicle for years, was a founding editor and Editor of CNET News, and was Editor of The Union, a 145-year-old newspaper in Grass Valley. Jeff has a bachelor's degree from UC Berkeley and a master's from Northwestern University. His hobbies include sailing and trout fishing.

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