Downey Cemetery's Memorial Day ceremony

The local community paid tribute to fallen U.S. military personnel at a Memorial Day ceremony held at Downey Cemetery. "The veterans stood as their war was listed and remained standing while the audience applauded," said Pam Lane, a photographer and creater of the blog Downey Daily Photos. "They were men - I didn't see any women - who had served in wars ranging from World War II up through the current fighting in Iraq and Afghanistan. It was humbling to stand among them." A 21-gun salute and the playing of Taps concluded the service. To view more photos of the ceremony, visit ********** Published: June 4, 2010 - Volume 9 - Issue 7