On Monday morning, May 30, a crowd gathered at Ratz Memorial Park in Red Bud for the annual Memorial Day program, with everyone taking a moment out of their day to honor those who gave their lives for our country.
The guest speaker at this year’s event was State Representative David Friess, an Air Force veteran.
Friess highlighted the history of Memorial Day, which started after the Civil War. He stated that over the years, many have given their lives for the cause and we should remember their sacrifices.
For more from the service, please see this week’s print edition.