Post 87 honors vets with Memorial Day service Monday

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About 50 attend

By The Staff

American Legion Post 87 held a Memorial Day ceremony to honor local veterans Monday.

Tom McGrew, member of the local and state post, was the guest speaker.

A cross was dedicated in honor of Lance Cpl. Matthias Hanson who died Feb. 21 of combat-related injuries in Afghanistan.

Hanson, the 20-year-old son of Mary and Larry Huff of Hodgenville and Lowell R. and Cynthia Hanson Jr. of Buffalo, was hit by enemy fire and died while being airlifted to a military medical facility. His deployment to Afghanistan was his first assignment outside the country. He had been overseas about 40 days.