Remembering the fallen on Memorial Day

Published on Thu, May 28, 2009
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The VFW 9474 Post of Custer and the American Legion Post 86 and Post 247 honored those laid to rest at Veterans' Park at the corner of Third and H streets in Blaine Monday. The ceremony was part of a weekend-long series of events that included a candlelight vigil on Sunday, the placement of American flags at every veteran’s grave at Blaine Cemetery on Saturday, and a full service at Hillsdale Cemetery on Monday. At top left is Mary “Emma” Spiegel, the sister of Robert George “Bobby” Schoening, a Blaine native and Korean War vet, who will be buried at Arlington National Cemetery on June 19, almost 60 years after he was declared missing in action.