Memorial Day services held at grave of Vincent Manley

The grave of Vincent Manley was selected to represent those honored on Memorial Day for the 2011 Memorial Day Service. Members of the California Veterans of Foreign War Post 4345, California Masonic Lodge 183, VFW Auxiliary 4345 and Prince of Peace Commandry 29 of Knights Templar, Jefferson City, participated. The Centertown American Legion Post 531 and VFW Post 35, St. Martins, were represented.

Manley was born in 1919 in Beattie, Kan. He was a longtime resident of the California area and died Sept. 10, 2008.

He served in the United States Army from 1942 to 1946, spending two months in Oran, Africa.

Not only was he a veteran, he was also a member of Annunciation Catholic Church, Knights of Columbus and VFW Post 4345. For the Post he played the company bugle for 34 years.

For more of this story check out the June 1 issue of the California Democrat.

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