Andy Schmidt, Staples gave the Memorial Day address on May 30. Schmidt a U.S. Navy Corpsman, served as a medic attached to the marines in Okinawa and was a field medic at Camp Pendelton, California. After his military career, Schmidt spent 30 years as a state trooper.

Firing squad at Poplar Cemetery

Members of the Tri-County Post #124 participated at four different services on Memorial Day. These included Bridgeman Cemetery, the Motley School, Motley Evergreen Cemetery and Poplar Cemetery, where they are pictured above, providing the firing squad. 


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