Stratford remembers local service men

Stratford F. W. Sonksen American Legion Post hosted their annual Memorial Day Services Monday morning at the Stratford school gym.

Folks in the Stratford area attended services in honor of Memorial Day on Monday morning.

Hosted by F. W. Sonksen American Legion Post in Stratford, the annual event offered the opportunity to remember local service men.

The speaker for the event was Bob Patton of Gowrie, U.S. Air Force retired, who was a member of the Singing Sergeants in the Air Force Band. He sang a selection of patriotic songs, accompanied by his wife Nancy Vogt, also a former member of the Air Force Band.

The American Legion and Auxiliary in Stratford decorate the graves of deceased veterans in six area cemeteries. The names of those veterans, whose service dates back to the Revolutionary War, were shared in a Roll Call of Honor at the close of Monday’s ceremony.