A portion of that crowd, including a number of military veterans, at Saturday's rededication of the Peace Monument is seen here. (Photos by Ashley Thieme)
A large crowd gathered at the courthouse square on Saturday to celebrate the rededication of the Peace Monument built 100 years before. A monument that was created with the conviction that our country was worth defending and worth honoring, as State Sen. Travis Holdman explained.
The service drew veterans from World War II, Korean, Vietnam, Grenade/ Panama conflicts, and those military personnel that recently served in the Iraq or Afghanistan wars. All were gathered to promote peace and the hope of ending political and military conflicts, as well as honoring those that served to protect our freedoms.
Key guests included, Sen. Travis Holdman, R-Markle; State Representative Matt Lehman, R- Berne; Mayor Bill McKean, Berne, and Decatur Councilman Ken Meyer, subbing for Mayor John Schultz who was recovering from minor surgery.
Further details in today's print and e-ecitions.