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By Marcus Huff
Staff Writer 

Memorial Day service remembers the fallen and their families


May 30, 2017

Marcus Huff

Senior Airman Trent Eckerdt of Powell address the assembly at the American Legion Post 44 Memorial Day ceremony at Riverview Memorial Gardens Cemetery on Monday.

WORLAND – It was in the trenches of France, on October 8, 1918, when 23-year-old Washakie County soldier Floyd Minch fell on the battlefield at Verdun during the Meuse-Argonne Offensive of World War I. He would become the first Washakie County casualty of the war.

On Monday, among over 800 flags adorning the graves of local servicemen, American Legion Floyd Minch Post 44 in Worland commemorated Memorial Day with observances at the Riverview Memorial Gardens Cemetery and Ten Sleep Cemetery.

At the Riverview Memorial Gardens Cemetery in Worland, more than 100 people were in attendance to...

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