Medina vets send powerful Memorial Day message

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 28 May 2018 at 6:10 pm

Photos by Tom Rivers

MEDINA – Members of the American Legion and VFW posts in Medina worked together to have a flag-draped casket in today’s Memorial Day parade and also for the ceremony at State Street Park.

Veterans wanted to send a message about what the holiday is truly about – the sacrifice of soldiers’ lives.

Dave Kusmierczak is at left, with Emerson “Tinker” Young, center, and Adam Johnson behind him.

Adam Johnson, right, said many Americans just see Memorial Day as a care-free day for having a barbecue. The Medina veterans are hopeful people will pause and reflect on the meaning behind Memorial Day.

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