Now going on 7 years, Rexburg held its annual Veterans Day Memorial Ceremony today in the Rexburg Tabernacle. With music provided by the Madison High School band, people enjoyed music, speeches, and overall moments of remembrance and appreciation.
During the ceremony, the band played the traditional songs of each branch of the armed forces. Nineteen wreaths were donated by local community organizations and set in front of the state. The program also honored and read the biographies of several local veterans.
“We recognized five veterans in World War II, the Korean War, Desert Storm, Iraq and Afghanistan,” said retired Col. Robert L. Jones. “They’re our hometown heroes.”
Later, local veterans performed a rifle salute followed by a moment of silence. Topping it off with bagpipes made for a sacred day for many people, especially the veterans.
“(It) brings back a lot of memories, camaraderie, memories of the people who I served with who are lost,” said Jones.