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The Friends of the Yellowstone National Cemetery would like to thank all the volunteers who participated in the Pearl Harbor Day Recognition (Dec. 7) and Wreaths Across America Ceremony (Dec. 16). Over 1,000 veterans are laid to rest in the Yellowstone National Cemetery.

Ed Chapowski taught us as he spoke of the horrific day Dec. 7, 1941, when he sent out the Morse code notifying the United States that we were under attack. We will remember Ed for letting us know what had happened and the brave men and women who died on that day. Pearl Harbor Day is a very important day in our history.

I want to give a special shout-out to the 40 Heritage Girls from New Life Church who raised the money for the wreaths to place on our veterans’ graves. Their community service project was a great success. The many volunteers, Young Marines, Boy Scouts, and many, many veterans and family members know how important it is to recognize a veteran loved one or friend during the holiday season. Thank you for taking the time to attend.

Partnering with the VA, the Friends of the Yellowstone National Cemetery have done a super job arranging color guards and ceremonies, and raising money for the replacement of service flags for the cemetery. Thank you!

Yellowstone National Cemetery is one of the best national cemeteries in the country because of the community support. Thank you and happy 2019!

Bill Kennedy

board chair, FYNC

Billings

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