Kimberly Thomas, commander of American Legion Post 28, Ephrata, reads the names of service members commemorated on the flags that make up the Aisle of Flags at the Ephrata Cemetery. Mike Montenay, former post commander, right, gave a short speech during the remembrance ceremony Monday. Montenay said each flag in the Aisle of Flags had draped the coffin of the veteran and was donated by family members.
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Members of American Legion Post 28 in Ephrata fire a 21-gun salute in honor of the veterans buried at the Ephrata Cemetery during a Memorial Day ceremony Monday. Speaker Mike Montenay said the post has identified 480 military veterans in the cemetery, from all branches of the U.S. armed forces, who fought in conflicts dating back to the Civil War.
Staff Writer | May 30, 2023 1:30 AM