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River Falls honors veterans, fallen soldiers

The River Falls High School Marching Band played patriotic tunes as it marched up Main Street and then Division Street for the Memorial Day parade. The band also took part in the ceremony at Greenwood Cemetery. 2 / 10
Area Boy Scouts took part in this year’s Memorial Day parade. The scouts followed the American Legion Honor Guard the parade also included the River Falls High School Marching Band. The marchers paraded up Main Street from the American Legion Hall, 701 N. Main St., turned up Division Street, and filed into Greenwood Cemetery for the Memorial Day ceremony. Legion Post 121 Commander Jim Miller said this year’s parade and ceremony went very well. (River Falls Journal photos by Gretta Stark)3 / 10
The Gilbertson family watched the Memorial Day Parade from Division Street. From left are Jim and Emily, holding baby Odin. The 10-month-old waves an American flag that is just his size. 4 / 10
Members of the Legion Honor Guard hold up flags during the flag raising portion of the ceremony held in Greenwood Cemetery. 5 / 10
Two “Honored Families” were recognized during the Memorial Day ceremony. The first recognized was the family of Paul Robert Cudd Sr., shown. Cudd enlisted in the army in 1942, and served in Europe during WWII. Cudd died Aug. 27, 2009.6 / 10
The family of James H. “Jim” “Sloc” Slocum is shown standing to be recognized during the Memorial Day ceremony. Slocum enlisted in the Army Air Force and served in the Asiatic-Pacific Theater during World War II. Slocum died Dec. 22, 2009.7 / 10
People attending the Memorial Day ceremony cheer to celebrate the freedom won for them by the armed forces. 8 / 10
Young Kasen Dahlber, shown with mom Kim Dahlberg, apparently found the parade noise a bit too loud for his ears as the Memorial Day parade passed the pair. 9 / 10
A family takes a look at bricks carrying the names of veterans in the Greenwood Cemetery veterans memorial. From left are Sophy, mom Becky, and Tyler Haydan, and grandpa Jim Hauschild.10 / 10

Many area residents gathered at the Veterans Memorial in Greenwood Cemetery Monday for the annual Memorial Day ceremony following the annual Memorial Day Parade. Friends and family of veterans were among the crowd who came to the celebration. 

Please see the May 29 print edition of the River Falls Journal for more. 

Gretta Stark
Gretta Stark has been a reporter for the River Falls Journal since July of 2013. She previously worked as a reporter for the New Richmond News from June 2012 to July 2013. She holds a BA in Print and Electronic Media from Wartburg College.
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