As in many towns and cities around our region, Memorial Day was marked by solemnity and ceremony in Hayden, Idaho. Veterans groups provided the pageantry for events to remind Americans of the sacrifice of those in the armed services.
WWII veteran Tom DePew solemnly rings a bell as other veterans read the names of submarines and the number of sailors lost in action Monday, May 28, 2012, during a Memorial Day event on the shores of Hayden Lake. DePew served on submarines from 1943-1946 after getting basic training at Farragut Naval Training Station in Idaho.
Terry Fleming, left, and Emmett Sullivan of the Veterans of Foreign Wars lay a wreath Monday at the Robert J. Gordon Veterans Memorial Plaza in front of Hayden City Hall. The memorial is named for a Hayden man killed in Vietnam in 1969.