The Battlefield Cross is a memorial tradition with somewhat vague origins; the act of marking a fallen soldier’s last stand was recorded during the American Civil War. It continued through the World Wars and to the present day. The monument, consisting of boots, rifle, helmet and dog tags, is said to represent the soldier’s weapon, protection and identity. (Irregular file photo)
KINGFIELD — Norton-Wuori Post #61 of the American Legion will hold its Memorial Day Ceremony at the Kingfield War Monument on Depot Street beginning at 9 a.m. Memorial Day, Monday, May 30. The public is invited to attend.
Memorial Day honors those who died while serving in the United States armed forces.
The missing man table –also known as a fallen comrade table or table set for one– is in honor of fallen, missing, or imprisoned military service members. (Irregular file photo)