On Memorial Day 2012, we paused an hour in Alpine Township to recognize the men and women who answered the call in response to their Nation's call for service. We recognized by name all deceased Veterans buried in Alpine Township cemeteries. These include the Alpine Township maintained cemeteries Alpine Center, Englishville, and Pine Grove as well as the cemetery at Holy Trinity Catholic Church. The ceremony took place at Pine Grove Cemetery. Pastor Mark Bowditch reminded us all that Memorial Day was not meant to take the place of Veteran's Day and that we should especially recognize those who gave their lives for their country. Thank you to our heroes of the past, thank you to those who participated in the ceremony, and thank you to all who attended today.
Members and former members of Boy Scout Troop #223 who participated in this year's ceremony. Special thanks to troop leader Tim Pickard (second from the left)
Past Commander of American Legion Furniture City Post #258 Cliff Bartrum (left) with Chaplain Major Mark Bowditch, Pastor of Family of Christ Lutheran Church on Henze Drive (behind Walmart)
|Reading the Presidential Memorial Day Proclamation and call to prayer|
|Alpine Township Supervisor Alex Arends|
|Members of Honor Guard of the American Legion Furniture City Post #258|
|Pastor Bowditch and family member|
|Alpine Township Trustee Bill Schweitzer|