Published On: Fri, May 26th, 2017

Community to pay tribute to veterans

OSMOND — The sacrifices made by those who served their country to maintain its freedoms will be remembered on Monday, May 29. Memorial Day services will be held at 10 a.m. at the Osmond Community School gym. A mock cemetery will be fashioned on the lawn on the east side of the school grounds.
The program is under the auspices of American Legion Post 326, Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 7838 and the Legion and VFW auxiliaries.
Hoyt is Speaker
A retired major in the United States Air Force will be the keynote speaker at the 2017 Memorial Day ceremony. Retired Major Jeffery Hoyt, USAF, will provide the address at the program.
Hoyt is a 1981 graduate of Wausa High School and a 1985 graduate of the University of Nebraska-Kearney, with a degree in business administration and accounting. In September of 1987, he joined the Air Force pre-flight program, and in October of 1987, Officer Training School. He was commissioned a second Lieutenant on Jan. 27, 1988.
Following a year of undergraduate pilot training at Vance Air Force Base in Enid, OK, he was assigned to the 2nd Bombardment Wing, 8th Air Force, Barksdale AFB as a B52G/H pilot. While at Barksdale, he distinguished himself as a standards and evaluator pilot. During Operation Desert Storm, he was deployed to a base in Europe from which combat sorties were flown.

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