Services scheduled for Sidney, Lodgepole, Chappell, Peetz, Dalton, Gurley, and Potter

PANHANDLE -- Volunteers were out in force this morning preparing Greenwood Cemetery in Sidney for Monday's Memorial Day service.

It is a matter of passion, and of respect for the men and women who have made the ultimate sacrifice. The Greenwood Cemetery usually takes about 800-850 flags recognizing veterans.

"I just can't imagine not doing it," said Larry Nelson. "On the other hand, it's what we can do. It just takes a couple of hours."

He said the passion is about providing the recognition veterans have earned. 

Sidney's service is scheduled for 10 a.m. Monday at the northwest end of Greenwood Cemetery. 

The National Anthem will be sung by Sidney High School's Cayden Carrasco and invocation by Pastor James Leslie, Chaplain, Capt. U.S. Army. Speaker at the service will be Pastor Patrick Riley, Chaplain, LCDR US Navy.

Carrasco will be back to sing God Bless America with Jan Gusman conducting the laying of the wreath, followed by the benediction by Pastor Leslie. 

MSG Les Larson, US Army National Guard, ret., will be leading the firing squad and Sidney High School's David Brauer playing taps.