A salute to Douglas County veterans
Anderson Funeral Home hosts special event at Veterans Memorial Park.
A large crowd gathered at the new Veterans Memorial Park in Alexandria Wednesday evening, Sept. 23, at a special event to honor and remember all veterans in Douglas County.
The family of Joseph Hanson was presented with a American Flag by two members of the United States Navy. Hanson, who was born and raised in Alexandria and died last December, was a Navy SEAL, who served on active duty for five years and completed 20 years in the Naval Reserves.
Angie Riechmann sang the National Anthem and God Bless America, and Pastor Mike Bartolomeo from Church for the Harvest, a veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps, provided a brief message and prayer. Steve Pederson played Taps and the Vietnam Veterans of America Post 235 Rifle Squad performed a rifle salute.
The event was hosted by Anderson Funeral Home and Crematory.