Six forgotten veterans honored at Memorial Day Ceremony

By: Kevin Hurd Email
By: Kevin Hurd Email

Six forgotten American veterans were honored at a Memorial Day Service on Monday in Dunn County.
 

Six forgotten American veterans were honored at a Memorial Day Service on Monday in Dunn County.

It happened at Potter's Field Cemetery, a common grave where people who did not have much, or unknown were buried.

Monday was also the first known instance of an honor guard paying tribute to veterans buried there.

Members of the AMVETS Post 72, Veterans of Foreign Wars and the American Legion fired the 21 gun salute over the unmarked graves.

"They died with nothing and they were here," said Chuck Gordon, of Connersville AM Vets Post 72. "So every person that's gone before us deserves respect and honor. Our vets deserve really deserve a hunk of it. That's why we're here just a simple thing show up and give respect to these gentleman."

Among the veterans who were honored at Potter's Field were men who fought in World War One and the Civil War.


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