Memorial Day Ceremony Held at Locust Hill Cemetery

The ceremony was hosted by the James Bethel Gresham Disabled American Veterans Chapter #7.

Posted: May 31, 2021 11:05 PM
Updated: Jun 1, 2021 11:10 AM

A Memorial Day Service was held at the Locust Hill Cemetery in Evansville, on Monday morning.

The ceremony was hosted by the James Bethel Gresham Disabled American Veterans Chapter #7.

"This is a memorial program that we do every year, as far back as I can remember. I got out of the service in 1970 and they did it a long time before that," said Paul Dupont, the Senior Vice President of the DAV Chapter 7. "I've always tried to come to it every year."

Along with the traditional 21-Gun Salute, playing of Taps, and a wreath-laying ceremony, the chapter also performed a Roll Call of Deceased Veterans who passed away in the last year and a Salute to the Dead.

The Retired Veterans Memorial Club of Vanderburgh County assisted the chapter with several of these traditions.

There was a crowd of a couple of dozen at the event, but Dupont wishes more people would take part in ceremonies like this one.

"I know it is a holiday for them; they stay in and sleep in, but this is honoring veterans and they should honor veterans," said Dupont.

Dupont also serves as the Service Officer for the Vanderburgh County Veterans' Service Office which provides benefit assistance to veterans and their families.

"There is a lot of things that veterans don't think they have coming; especially disabled veterans," explained Dupont. "Indiana is a great state for giving benefits to disabled veterans."

He encourages all veterans to reach out to the office to make sure they are getting all their benefits. You can contact the Service Office at 812-435-5239.

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It was another cool, though overall pleasant day across the Tri-State - after only seeing temperatures dive as low as 22° early this morning, peak temperatures ended up climbing a few degrees higher than Thursday's; that being said, Evansville’s high temperature of 27° Was still 15° below average for this time of the year. As for the evening ahead, temperatures will gradually fall for 23° around dinner time back down to 19° by10 PM. A weak northerly wind flow most of the night paired with our crystal clear skies will cause temperatures to of fall back down into the mid to low teens once again - Evansville's anticipated low temperature of 12° will mark or coolest since the morning of January 7th.
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