On Memorial Day, Monday, May 30, 2011, Aquafest royalty pose with Post 181 members after the community's Memorial Day service honoring those who died while serving in the military.
Organized by Post 181 and Unit 181, over 150 people attended, which included active duty military in uniform -- Army, Navy, and Marine. The names of each person memorialized on the plaque of the War Memorial was read, followed by the tolling of the bell by former Post Commander Jack Sahlbom, a WWII and Korean War Marine who was awarded the Purple Heart and the Bronze Star while serving in Korea. "Taps" was played by a live bugler. Wreaths were provided for each flagpole, and many people stayed afterwards to visit and share stories. Blue Star Banner information was provided by two families. They will each get banners presented to them in the next few days. Post 181 and Unit 181 work with other groups in the community. On Memorial Day many members of those groups, including the Aquafest ladies, came to show their support for the Legion and Auxiliary, and to show respect for our fallen heroes.
The photo was taken by Katherine Isom, Unit 181 Junior Auxiliary member.