Zack Wheat American Legion Post 624 in Sunrise Beach honored fallen members of the armed forces with a ceremony at the Post's Outdoor War Memorial on Memorial Day, May 27.
Army Ltc. Jeff Bevington, a veteran of Operation Iraqi Freedom currently stationed at Fort Leonard Wood, was the guest speaker. He memorialized members of the military from Missouri who have died in a combat zone since Memorial Day last year as well as those he has known who made the ultimate sacrifice.
Legion Post Commander Jim Morton presided over the ceremony and Don Bell led the invocation. Vanessa Hebrank sang the National Anthem and God Bless America.