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Kokomo Tribune (Newspaper) - May 25, 2015, Kokomo, IndianaMood is Jovial As they catch up with each other Reeves said. But their mood is somber when performing their duties. Its respectful its traditional Reeves said of the Cere Mony. The commander begins the ceremony with a Short speech and his words will be followed by those of the chaplain. Local boy scouts present Flowers the Rifle squad will fire three volleys a bugler plays taps and the american and american legion flags Are hoisted. Preparation for the memo rial Day ceremonies begins about a week before Reeves said. The boys scouts Are notified a bugler is secured and Floral bouquets Are ordered. An engraver is hired to add to a Granite memorial at Hope moravian cemetery the names of veterans who have died in the past year such As the 11 added this year. Legion Mem Bers symbolically also erect 71 White crosses the number required for a patterned for mation at the moravian cemetery and put a Small american Flag on top of each. Legion Post 229 has about 100 members of which a Cou ple dozen Are Active Reeves said. Annual dues of $45 a portion of which goes to the state and National american legion organizations largely covers the costs associated with memorial Day preparations he said. The posts dedication to recognizing and remembering deceased veterans earned its current and past members the Patriot award at the 2005 honouring veterans dinner. That Honor was atypical be cause the award usually is Given to an individual but it was deemed fitting consider ing the Long communal Effort. The tradition of placing White crosses at Hope Mora Vian cemetery dates to 1952, when Hope residents George and Velma Reed noticed the absence of personal recognition of veterans in the town. They decided to make individual crosses and inscribe the names of deceased veterans. The first year 150 crosses were erected. New crosses were made and added to the display each year As More veterans died. Eventually there were so Many crosses about 550 that the task of storing and erecting them became a Challenge. The solution was to raise funds for a permanent memorial. A $15,000 Granite Tablet was dedicated nov. 12, 2000, at Hope moravian cemetery. The crosses erected now Are sym Bolic and do not have names. Bob Clem whose father Cary Clem and brother Lee Clem have their names in scribed on the memorial said he and the Hope area Community appreciate Post 229s dedication to honouring veterans. To me it Means these ple who answered the Call of duty so Many years ago still answer the Call of duty. Their duty never ends he said. Clem 62, grew up in Hope but has lived in Greenwood for More than 30 years. How Ever he attends the ceremony at the moravian cemetery every memorial Day and has done so most of the time hers lived away from his Home town. Its definitely a priority for me on memorial Day. Its a time for the Community to Honor those who served to protect life he said. These people had a great influence on me As a Young Man grow ing up in Hope. The Kokomo Tribune strives for 100 percent accuracy but when we make a mistake our policy is to Correct it promptly. If you see an error please Don t hesitate to bring it to the attention of Jeff Kovaleski our managing editor. His Telephone number is 765-454-8590, and his email address is Jeff. 1177-m advertisers the advertiser agrees that the pub Lisher shall not be liable for damages arising out of errors in advertisements beyond the amount paid for space actually occupied by that portion of the advertisement in which the error occurred whether such error is due to the negligence of Tribune employees or otherwise and there shall be no liability for non insertion of any advertisement beyond the amount paid for such advertisement. Postmaster Send address corrections to Kokomo Tribune . Box 9014 Kokomo ind. 46904-9014. Published daily at 300 n. Union St. Kokomo in 46901 periodicals class postage paid in Kokomo Indiana. Uses 297-680. Member of audit Bureau of circulation member of associated press the associated press is exclusively entitled to the use for publication of All news dispatches credited to it or not otherwise created in this paper and also the local news published therein. The Kokomo Tribune founded 1850. For Home delivery if you wish to Start a Home delivery or need to report a missed delivery change in delivery or delivery location Call our customer service department at 765-456-3821 or toll free 800-382 0696, before 5 . Monday through Friday or before noon on saturday sunday. Office hours open at 8 . Monday through saturday closed on sundays. Subscription rates single copy rates Are $1.00 daily $2.00 sunday Carrier Home delivery $21.99 per month. Monthly prices decrease for longer term payments. Automatic Fez pay program $19.99 per month. Weekend and mail deliveries available by special rate. Weekend subscriptions will receive Bonus and Holiday issues in addition to Normal delivery when dates fall on a monday through thursday As part of their subscription. Rates include residential and Rural deliveries. If you have an item for the Kokomo Tribune please Call us at 765-459-3121 or 800-382-0696 at the extensions and times listed below. After hours leave a voice mail message and your Call will be returned As soon As possible. Main switchboard. 765-459-3121 fax. 765-456-3815 display ads ext. 6720 classified ads ext. 6729 local news. 765-454-8578 sports. 765-454-8574 circulation subscriptions. 765-456-3821 office hours Are 8 . To 5 . Monday through Friday. Funeral notices Page designed by Justin Chisham this is the 145th Day of 2015. There Are 220 Days left in the year. Obituary corrections Contact us monday May 25, 2015 car wont Start Flat tire locked your keys in the car we offer jump starts tire changes and unlock doors. 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Webster St. Ridenour Warren Mason services Are 2 30 . Tuesday at Ellers mortuary Webster Street Chapel. Mcintire Joyce Elaine a Celebration of life is 1 . Wednesday at Ellers mortuary Webster Street Chapel. Weiss Mary Elizabeth ser vices Are 1 . Wednesday at Chapel Hill Christian Church. Mckinley Debra l., services Are 10 . Thursday at Allen funeral Home 136 s. Elm St., Bunker Hill. Myers Frances Kay services Are 1 30 . Thursday at Kroeger funeral Home. Barber Rev. Clara Mae ser vices Are 7 . Thursday at new beginnings Christian Fellowship 1900 s. Berkley Road. Mcconnell Thomas p., a memorial service is 2 . May 31 at the Pleasantville Presby Terian Church 400 Bedford Road Pleasantville new York. Marguerite Effie Click 90, Peru formerly of Den ver passed away at 6 44 . Friday May 22, 2015, at Dukes memorial hos Pital Peru. Click lived in the Blair Ridge health Campus Peru. Funeral services will be held at 10 . Wednes Day May 27, at the Den ver Baptist Church with pastor Tim Earle officiating. Burial will follow in Ever rest memorial Park Cass county. Visitation will be from 4 to 8 . Tuesday in the Denver Baptist Church Sanctuary. Memorial contributions May be made to the Den ver Baptist Church. Condolences May be sent on line at . Com. Marguerite Effie Click for fans indy 500 a social happening Speedway for hours before the Start of the India Napolis 500, fans interacted with each other and got the occasional glance at Drivers moving through gasoline Al Ley. Fans got to see Helio Cas Tro Neves Riding a bicycle will Power driving on a Golf cart Ryan Briscoe walking to his garage. From the casual first time visitor to the Indianapolis motor Speedway to those who have been attending for years the Indianapolis 500 has a special mystique around it. Hanks Edwards 11, St. Louis has been coming to the Indianapolis 500 for seven years and follows the Verizon indy car series throughout the year. Its fast loud and a very interacting sport he said. When asked if his class mates were envious of his trips to Indianapolis Edwards said they dont know what it is. Nick Romanch 12, was at the race with his family and is preparing to possibly re place Donald Davidson As historian in the future. He has committed to memory Many of the statistics about the race. Ive been following the 500 since i was a baby he said. I like everything about indy cars. The racing the fast cars everything pretty much. He Hopes Castr Neves would win his fourth indy 500 on sunday. Jessie Wengerd Berlin of was attending his first 500 with friends that reside in Indianapolis and provided the Opportunity. I love it so far he said in the front of the famed Pagoda As his friends took care of several coolers filled with adult beverages. Its awesome lot of people and a real social event he said. Mike Romanch Toledo said they ave been coming to Indianapolis since 1998 and is preparing to attend the 100th indy 500 in 2016. He thought indy car officials made the right decision during qualifications in the name of safety. I was alright with that be cause there were too Many accidents and flipping Romanch said. It was a safety decision. Ism looking Forward to an other great race with a lot of Lead changes he said. Brian Wheeless perrys Burg Ohio agreed the Deci Sion made during qualifications was the Correct move by series officials. It was a Good idea you had three big crashes and one of the Drivers got seriously Hurt he said. Its going to be a great race make it competitive at the end like it has been the past couple of years. Wheeless has been making the trip to Indianapolis for the past five years and intends to return in 2016. Just the event you hear about it he said of the Deci Sion to come the first time. Once you come you re hooked. We talk about not coming Back every year but then we come Back. Cindy Maguire fort Wayne was attending her first race our friends have had tick ets for 50 years and invited us to come to the race she said. Things have been fabulous. Its a neat experience in Indiana Maguire said. My husband has wanted to come we never had the Opportunity until now. I would come Back again. This is a total awesome experience. Former Indianapolis Resi Dent Teresa Thornton now living in Plano Texas said her husband and son attend on an annual basis. I always look Forward to the singing of Back Home again in Indiana and the Start of the race she said. By Ken de Bastide Chi news service ? indy car made right decision for safety pending notice Donald Gerald Keyton 94, Lafayette passed away at 9 22 . May 23, 2015, in Cumberland Pointe health Campus West Lafayette. A r r Angelen t s a r e pending at Hasler & Stout funeral Home 112 Main St., Greentown. Donald Gerald Keyton positively part of your life military news if you have military news to submit please email it to or mail it to military news Kokomo Tribune 300 n. Union St., Kokomo in 46901. Air Force airman Devon a. Boggs graduated from Basic military training at joint base san Antonio Lackland san Antonio Texas. The airman completed an intensive eight week program that included training in military discipline and studies air Force Core values physical fit Ness and Basic warfare Princi Ples and skills. Airmen who Complete Basic training earn four credits toward an associate in applied science degree through the Community College of the air Force. Boggs is the son of Hamp ton And Michele a. Boggs Russiaville and brother of Blake j. Boggs Kokomo and Jennifer Boggs. He is a 2009 graduate of Western High school. Air Force airman Blake a. Cockrum graduated from Basic military training at joint base san Antonio Lackland san Antonio Texas. The airman completed an intensive eight week program that included training in military discipline and studies air Force Core values physical fit Ness and Basic warfare Princi Ples and skills. Airmen who Complete Basic training earn four credits toward an associate in applied science degree through the Community College of the air Force. Cockrum is the son of Chris Tina And Andrew w. Wyrick the grandson of Robin and Randall Rhoades Nephew of Virginia Byrd and Cousin of Anthony j. Byrd Windfall. He is also the brother of Braedon a. Stahl. He is a 2013 graduate of tri Central High school Sharps Ville. Air Force airman Kegan b. Kern graduated from Basic military training at joint base san Antonio Lackland san Antonio Texas. The airman completed an intensive eight week program that included training in military discipline and studies air Force Core values physical fit Ness and Basic warfare Princi Ples and skills. Airmen who Complete Basic training earn four credits toward an associate in applied science degree through the Community College of the air Force. Kern is the son of Bobbi and Terry Kern and grandson of Nancy and Tim Kern and Wilma Horton. All five relatives Are residents of Peru. The airman graduated in 2014 from Peru High school. Furniture show features local artists made in Indiana an exposition showcasing Indiana talents is planned for 3 to 7 . June 6 at Hollingsworth lumber in Russiaville. The furniture show will feature original designs by John Siscel in Andy Cole Grant Keeney and Johnny Brammer. Keeney Bram Mer and Siscel Are recent graduates of Herron school of Art and design and Cole is a Purdue University graduate. Legion Post continues six decade tradition Hope a members of Hope american legion Post 229 will gather at their head quarters this morning rain or Shine to continue a tradition that is at least six de Cades old. They will Wear White shirts Blue Slacks their uniform Caps dark ties and Blue sport Coats if conditions Are Chilly. The members will make sure seven rifles and ammunition needed for three volleys Are in order plus four ceremonial rifles. They will go Over last minute details then travel to eight locations Over the next three hours to Honor those who died while serving in the . Armed forces. The legions annual memo rial Day ceremonies Are part of the fabric of the Cluster of Small communities in North Eastern Bartholomew county attracting a handful of people at some stops and sometimes 200 at Hope moravian Ceme Tery the final destination. Regardless of the turnout the legion members who participate in the ceremony and others who attend feel a calling to Honor their Brothers in arms. First of All they were neighbors and friends and people we respected 96-year old Taylor Ross a world War ii Veteran who served aboard the Nassau in the . Navy told the Republic. Ross a former Post adjutant used to participate regularly in the ceremonies Usu ally with the Rifle squad. I Felt like i was Honor bound to do it and owed it to the memories of the veterans he said. Ross attended last years ceremony at Hope moravian cemetery. If his health allows hell be Back this year. When exactly the legions memorial Day ceremonies began is unclear but it was quite a while ago. Ross recalls As a teen seeing american legion members driving to the cemeteries for ceremonies. . Reeves 72, said that As a boy starting around age 6 or 7, he would ride with his father world War i Veteran Alton c. Reeves to the various cemeteries where his father and the other Post members would perform the ceremonies. Those Are fond memories for Reeves the current Post adjutant and a . Army Veteran who was stationed in what was then West Berlin from 1966 to 1968 at the height of the cold War. I remember going along with my father and his Bud Dies when these services were held on the traditional Day May 30. That was also the Day of the indy 500, and the Guys would jump Back into their cars right after each service and eagerly listen to the race on their am radios As they drove to the next Stop he said. Although a Federal Law changed the Date of the holi Day to the final monday in May the commitment to the ceremonies remained the same for the Hope legion Post. Part of it i guess is Small town. Part of it is were Patri Otic. Were sons of Guys who used to do it Reeves said. A minimum of 13 legion members Are needed to per form a ceremony a chaplain the Post commander seven for the Rifle squad and four to present ceremonial rifles. If More participate that allows for a rotation of members performing duties with the rifles providing a break along the stops. When members gather at the Post in the morning the local Brief

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