Sincere reverence takes over Seeley for Memorial Day


Griffen Smith

Darrin Divis folds his uncle's burial flag with Jodi Steirwalt, a US Navy Reserves Veteran. Divis said the folding has many symbolic gestures to the lost solider and their family, and was important to display for the general public.

Darrin Divis held his uncle's burial flag tightly as each fold symbolized an honor placed on veterans for their service. Roughly 40 people looked on as the Seeley Lake community honored and celebrated its veterans at the Memorial garden last Monday.

Divis, an Iraq war veteran, said each year's memorial is similar in principle, but this year the Veterans and Families of Seeley Lake (VFSL) hoped to educate the public while preserving the traits of sacrifice and courage that many veterans had when they served their country.

"By their service on land, sea or air, (veterans) have made us their...

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