Lt. Col. Weisner reflects on importance of remembrance

"Memorial Day is meant for remembrance, and remembrance not only of the men and women who gave their lives so that we might be free, but of their families, to whom we also owe the deepest debt of gratitude," said Lieutenant Colonel Randall S. Weisner, honorary grand marshal of the community's Memorial Day parade and guest speaker at the Memorial Day ceremony at Memorial Park on Monday morning. Additionally, he indicated that there was also the need for remembrance of "our own responsibility to honor their sacrifice by remembering and practicing the values and ideas" that they exemplified, such as "love of God, family and country," as well as "a sense of duty and of common decency and courage." Weisner, a native of St. Marys, remarked that the community's Memorial Day celebrations had a profound impact on him during his youth.