Civil War vets remembered
Friday, June 12, 2009
Photos contributed by Lila Saxby and Don Mummert
Remembering a veteran -
The new gravestone of Civil War veteran William S. Gano at Diamond Cemetery has been marked with flowers, a flag, and GAR Medal by his cousin, Jungle Jim Gano, one of several Ganos who reside in the area. After the ceremony, family members got together for a reunion.
Flag salute -
Members of VFW Post 2253 stand at attention at the gravesite of Civil War veteran William S. Gano.
GAR veteran -
The grave of James Farr, a Civil War veteran, is marked with flowers, a flag, cross, and a GAR medal, noting his service in the Union army during the Civil War.
A History Lesson -
Evan Knapp, front, talks about the Civil War prior to the ceremony. Norm Kolb is on the left and Nancy Knapp on the right.
Sermon at the cemetery -
Rev.Bruce Rapp (left), a "Gano by marriage," made some brief comments at the graveside service. The Cherokee VFW Flag Corps is in the background, standing watch at William Gano's grave.
Remembering them in song -
Rev. Magrey DeVega, with guitar, provided music for the May 23 ceremony at Diamond Cemetery.
Cannon close-up -
As members of VFW Post #2253 listen to some Civil War history, this cannon stands ready to be prepared for firing.
Readying to fire -
Nancy Knapp lights the fuse to fire this Civil War cannon, as Norm Kolb, left, and Evan Knapp, back, assist.
Cannon Salute -
Civil War re-enactors, left to right, Norm Kolb, Evan Knapp, and Nancy Knapp, react to the cannon boom at the recent Civil War veteran salute at the Diamond Township Cemetery.