Stephanie Dumm/The News Messenger Local veterans provided the 21-gun salute for Lincoln?s Memorial Day ceremonies.
Stephanie Dumm/The News Messenger enness Folwer travels from Modesto every year on Memorial Day to place flowers on the grave of her grandfather, Ralph Fowler, and her father, Herbert Fowler. ?Herbert was a lieutenant colonel with Patton in the 755th tank battalion,? Jenness Fowler said. ?I wish he was here.?
Stephanie Dumm/The News Messenger tefanie McCartney-Bridgam and Lee Anne McCartney-Jacob dust off the grave of their family?s patriarch, David McCartney, who is buried in the family plot at Manzanita Cemetery. David McCartney, born in 1865, moved to Lincoln from Ireland at the age of 19
Stephanie Dumm/The News Messenger Members of Semper Fi, Veterans of Foreign War and the American Legion, along with Boy Scouts from Troop 160, participated in all four Memorial Day ceremonies held in the Lincoln area. Those ceremonies were held at Sheridan Cemetery, Manzanita Cemtery, First Street Cemetery and Santa Clara Memorial Park.
Stephanie Dumm/The News Messenger Brandon Cuenca, 14, played ?Taps? at First Street Cemetery and Manzanita Cemetery during Memorial Day ceremonies at both cemeteries. Charles Clark (far left), told him, ?Good job!? Both Manuel Rivas (middle) and Clark are members of Veterans of Foreign War Post No. 3010. Brandon is a member of Boy Scout Troop 160.