The Hartley Sentinel-The Everly/Royal News - Serving O'Brien & Clay Counties

By Nick Pedley
News editor 

'Honor, remember and recognize'

Hartley residents observe Memorial Day from afar


May 28, 2020


The Hartley American Legion firing squad conducts the 21-gun salute during Monday's Memorial Day ceremony at the Hartley Community Center.

Anyone feeling sorry for themself about current global circumstances was put in their place Monday during a drive-in Memorial Day service in Hartley.

Iowa Legion Department Commander James Kessler's keynote address reminded attendees they still have it pretty good compared to America's servicemen and women, both past and present. Noting current social distancing guidelines and other rules that have recently restricted movement to slow the COVID-19 pandemic, Kessler said the perceived hardships were nothing when weighed against the sacrifices made by our country's bravest.

"How tough is that...

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