Whitewood Cemetery holds two ceremonies to honor fallen heroes

WHITEWOOD, S.D. — According to “Military One Source”, less than one percent of the population takes the oath to protect and serve.

The Whitewood Cemetery hosted its annual presentations in memory of the nation’s troops, holding two ceremonies at the cemetery to mark the day.

Opening with a prayer, a display from the Spearfish Honor Guard, and the playing of “Taps”, and closing in the second ceremony, with a flag dedication, presented by a local eagle scout and his troop.

“Today is the day that I can take a moment of time to remember each and every person that I served with, and that I can honor and remember them in honor and respect, for God and country,” said Patrick Lewellen, an American Legion State Chaplain.

A handful of people came out to show their support at both ceremonies.

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