Mountain Home Air Force Base Honor Guards (Advanced Colors) march in the Hailey Cemetery on Monday during the annual Hailey Memorial Day ceremony. Hundreds of people paid their respects to the nearly 400 veterans from Blaine County laid to rest at the cemetery. “We can never give back what our fallen heroes have sacrificed, but we can try our best with gratitude to take care of their dreams,” Hailey Memorial Day coordinator Geegee Lowe said. The Boise Highlander Bagpipers provided the music and the Girls Scouts of Silver Sage and Boy Scouts of America served refreshments. At the Ketchum Memorial Day ceremony, Army veteran Reginald Reeves recited the poem “In Flanders Fields.” In an interview, Ketchum Mayor Neil Bradshaw said, “Memorial Day is not only a chance to remember the fallen, it is a chance to be thankful for the peace they have brought us.”

    

     

Hailey residents Reggie Swindle, front, and son Grant pay their respects to husband and father David Swindle, an Army veteran who served in the Vietnam War.

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