The Whitehall Ledger - Serving Southern Jefferson County in the Great State of Montana

By Jack H. Smith
Ledger Publisher 

Honoring the "Ultimate Sacrifice"

 

Melissa Jenkins

Tom Harrington addresses the crowd Monday at the Whitehall Cemetery.

Each Memorial Day, Whitehall American Legion Post #24 and the Ralph Sullender Veterans of Foreign Wars host a special ceremony to honor those who made the Ultimate Sacrifice.

Local Veteran Tom Harrington told a nice sized crowd gathered at the Whitehall Ceremony that many people don't understand the true meaning of Memorial Day, and instead think it is a time for sales, barbecues, or three-day weekends. He said it is instead about honoring those who gave the Ultimate Sacrifice.

A special portion of the ceremony focused on World War I, with Harrington stating that 100 years ago today Americ...



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