CENTERBURG — “The stories of heroism and sacrifice resonate,” Bob Klostermeier told the crowd assembled at Eastview Cemetery in Centerburg. “It is important that all Americans pause, reflect and remember. We owe them no less.”
Klostermeier, first vice commander of the Department of Ohio American Legion, served as the keynote speaker for Centerburg’s Memorial Day observance. The event included a parade from downtown to the cemetery, where wreaths were placed in honor of America’s fallen military members.
The parade was small, including the Centerburg High School Band, the Junior ROTC color guard from the Knox County Career Center, the color guard and firing squad from the American Legion and Boy Scouts and Cub Scouts. However, people in the community paused to watch the parade and many walked or drove to the cemetery for the ceremony.
Memorial Day is not about picnics, speeches and auto racing, Klostermeier said, it is about remembering those who have sacrificed for their country