Remembering Our Fallen

BY Vince Hancock
Ellsworth County I-R

 

CARNEIRO — Following the seven-gun salute and playing of Taps, the solemn tone at Carneiro cemetery gently eased into fellowship. About half of the 40 people attending the Memorial Day service broke into small groups to converse. Jon and Wanda Sneath were among the last to leave.

They live on the south edge of Carneiro, north of Alum Creek, and know many that attend every year. Many of their relatives are buried here. Jon served as a C-130 transport pilot during the Vietnam War. He reflected on the address given by Pastor Luke Brown, who said the holiday “should not be merely a break, a time to get to the lake or the barbecue, or to enjoy a long weekend — but a time to renew our sense of deep gratitude for those who have served their country.”

 

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