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Hancock Memorial Day speaker is Trevor Seales

On a beautiful spring day, hundreds of people gathered at Lakeside Cemetery outside of Hancock for the annual Memorial Day program. The program included special music, a message by Trevor Seales of Morris, message by Pastor Julius Miller and reading the roll call of the dead.

Seales shared his history in the guards where he met his wife, Jennifer, from Morris. He was in the army reserves for six years and owes his service to his family heritage which includes many who served in various ways. When he enlisted in the reserves he was given a bumper sticker that said “Be all that you can be.” This sticker is still on the vehicle he drives and is still a challenge that he lives by.

He added that not only are there heroes who have gone before us but there are also heroes walking among us. Those who have departed have left us with a legacy to live by. The military has taught him many things including taking pride in his work and having fun doing it.

Pastor Miller talked about our freedoms and the blessings we have been given. He praised those who have put their lives on the line for others in order for us to be free. “Jesus also gave his life so we can be free,” added Miller.

Adam Blair read the Roll Call of the Dead. Special music was provided by Tess Steiner, Leah Steiner and Sabrina Mattson and a junior high ensemble.