During both Amboy's and Sublette's Memorial Day ceremonies, Amboy Legion Post #453 Commander Larry Leffelman read a quote from Rob O’Neill, the Navy Seal who shot Osama Bin Laden, “Don’t wish me a happy Memorial Day. There is nothing happy about the loss of the brave men and women of our armed forces who died in combat defending America. Memorial Day is not a celebration. Memorial Day is a time to honor the lives of those who would rather die than take a knee when our national anthem is played. But they will fight and die for the rights of those who kneel.” Leffelman also said that a veterans is someone who at one point in time wrote a blank check payable to the United States of America for an amount up to my life. The Amboy Post #453 Honor Guard gave a 21-gun salute before Amboy High School 2018 graduate Mason Costner and Amboy High School student Alison O’Rourke perform Taps at both ceremonies.
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