Memorial Day memories

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  • MEMORIAL DAY was celebrated by Americans like these youngsters at the Polson parade as they wave their flags. From left, are Cash, 8, and Colt Brown, 4, and Drew Holmlund, 11.

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    SCOTT PIEPER drives a 19689 cargo truck with 106mm recoilless rifle and 50-caliber spotting rifle plus night scope during the Memorial Day parade down Main Street in Polson on Monday afternoon.

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    POLSON AMERICAN Legion Post 112 Commander Doro-thy Goodwin speaks during the Memorial Day ceremony on Monday, May 27.

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    VETERANS HONOR Guard members stand at attention during Monday’s American Legion Memorial Day ceremony at Lakeview Cemetery in Polson. (Joe Sova photos/Lake County Leader)

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    THE SIGNS on this Army jeep in the Polson parade speaks well for all U.S. veterans, living and deceased, who fought for our freedom. “United they stood and united they sacrified” was the lead statement in the Memorial Day ceremony at the Ronan cemetery. Henry Peiper is the driver. His passengers include Ed Cornelius, Colton Pieper and an unidentified man. The Jeep resides at the Miracle of America Museum on the south edge of Polson.

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    VETERANS RIFLE squad members fire their weapons during a salute to our fallen heroes at the Memorial Day ceremony at Lakeview Cemetery in Polson.

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    JERRY AKERS of the Veterans Honor Guard plays Taps during the Memorial Day ceremony in Polson.

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    JIM SIVELLE, a U.S. Navy veteran who served during World War II, salutes while riding with comrade Roger Rasmussen during the Memorial Day parade in Ronan. Sivelle said he was in Tokyo Bay aboard the USS Detroit during the signing of surrender by the Japanese on Sept. 2, 1945. Rasmussen, a Navy veteran, served aboard the destroyer USS Everett F. Larson in the Vietnam War.

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    LAVERNE PARRISH, a medic in the U.S. Army during World War II, posthumously received a citation during the Memorial Day ceremony at the Ronan Cemetery. After treating nearly all of the 37 casualties suffered by his company in combat on Jan. 24, 1945, Technician 4th Grade Parrish was mortally wounded by mortar fire, and shortly after was killed. He received the Congressional Medal of Honor on Aug. 2, 1945.

  • MEMORIAL DAY was celebrated by Americans like these youngsters at the Polson parade as they wave their flags. From left, are Cash, 8, and Colt Brown, 4, and Drew Holmlund, 11.

  • 1

    SCOTT PIEPER drives a 19689 cargo truck with 106mm recoilless rifle and 50-caliber spotting rifle plus night scope during the Memorial Day parade down Main Street in Polson on Monday afternoon.

  • 2

    POLSON AMERICAN Legion Post 112 Commander Doro-thy Goodwin speaks during the Memorial Day ceremony on Monday, May 27.

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    VETERANS HONOR Guard members stand at attention during Monday’s American Legion Memorial Day ceremony at Lakeview Cemetery in Polson. (Joe Sova photos/Lake County Leader)

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    THE SIGNS on this Army jeep in the Polson parade speaks well for all U.S. veterans, living and deceased, who fought for our freedom. “United they stood and united they sacrified” was the lead statement in the Memorial Day ceremony at the Ronan cemetery. Henry Peiper is the driver. His passengers include Ed Cornelius, Colton Pieper and an unidentified man. The Jeep resides at the Miracle of America Museum on the south edge of Polson.

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    VETERANS RIFLE squad members fire their weapons during a salute to our fallen heroes at the Memorial Day ceremony at Lakeview Cemetery in Polson.

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    JERRY AKERS of the Veterans Honor Guard plays Taps during the Memorial Day ceremony in Polson.

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    JIM SIVELLE, a U.S. Navy veteran who served during World War II, salutes while riding with comrade Roger Rasmussen during the Memorial Day parade in Ronan. Sivelle said he was in Tokyo Bay aboard the USS Detroit during the signing of surrender by the Japanese on Sept. 2, 1945. Rasmussen, a Navy veteran, served aboard the destroyer USS Everett F. Larson in the Vietnam War.

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    LAVERNE PARRISH, a medic in the U.S. Army during World War II, posthumously received a citation during the Memorial Day ceremony at the Ronan Cemetery. After treating nearly all of the 37 casualties suffered by his company in combat on Jan. 24, 1945, Technician 4th Grade Parrish was mortally wounded by mortar fire, and shortly after was killed. He received the Congressional Medal of Honor on Aug. 2, 1945.

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