May 31, 2010

Veterans past and present honored in ceremony at Graceland Cemetery

The DeKoven Men's Choir warms up before the Memorial Day Ceremony in Graceland Cemetery.

Iraqi war vet Dan Christiansen, of Racine, was the Memorial Day ceremony's keynote speaker.


Waiting in the rain ...

It was a wet, but dedicated, crowd at Graceland Cemetery.

Respects were paid.

A handful of local elected officials attended the ceremony.

The wreath ceremony during the parade.

Guns fired in honor of veterans.

For some, an important day. Master of Ceremonies Jon Christiansen, president of the Racine Veterans Council, said in some ways Memorial Day is more important than Fourth of July because it's a day for people who truly care about veterans and soldiers.