Published On: Fri, May 26th, 2017

Tryon will speak at Memorial Day program

LAUREL — The Laurel Memorial Day program will be held in the new gym at the Laurel-Concord-Coleridge School at 10 a.m. on Monday, May 29.
The Concord-Dixon Cemetery Association will hold its  Veterans Memorial Service Sunday, May 28, at 2:30 pm, at the Evangelical Free Church, in Concord, with the color guard by the  Laurel Vets Post to follow at the cemetery.
At Monday’s event in Laurel, the VFW and American Legion members will place the Colors, there will be patriotic musical selections and the audience will sing “God Bless America.”
The speaker for the event will be Cedar County historian and Laurel Advocate columnist Roger Tryon.
He will commemorate the 100th anniversary of the beginning of WWI by reflecting on how the community of Laurel was affected by the war.
Tryon is a graduate of Laurel High School and Wayne State College and taught Mathematics in South Sioux  City, from 1969 to 2003.
During his high school and college years, he worked at the Laurel Advocate.
In 1991, in preparation for the Laurel Centennial he began writing a weekly column for the newspaper which still appears today. He and his wife, Lucinda, have traveled extensively and he has shared some of their experiences in his weekly column.
Following the program at the school, the service at the cemetery will begin at 11 a.m. The Laurel Cemetery Association will be serving dinner in the old gym.