A Parade for Those Who Served

Veterans carry flags in Nome's Memorial Day parade.

On the streets of Nome last month, KNOM joined with its local community in remembering and honoring the sacrifices of those who have served in the US military — especially those who gave their lives in defense of our nation.

As the station has done for decades, KNOM provided live coverage of the Memorial Day parade, a simple but solemn event that leads a Color Guard, veterans, and supporters marching down Nome’s main thoroughfare, Front Street, culminating in remembrance ceremonies at the cemetery.

One year, after coverage of the parade, a listener called and said: “Not many people remember our sacrifices on this weekend. Thank you for taking the time to honor our service men and women.”

photo at top: The 2013 Nome Memorial Day parade processes down Front Street.

Small American flags placed near graves at Nome's cemetery

Flags placed at Nome’s cemetery. Photo: David Dodman, KNOM.

1 Comment

  1. Robert Scott McClintock, Sr. PLS on June 1, 2017 at 6:18 pm

    As a Viet-Nam era Vet, I’m not inclined to participate in these activities, call it PTSD or whatever but my take on this is that I just wanna forget all of my experiences….that’s how I have been dealin’ with my tour-of-duty. My military experience was NOT GOOD. I deal with it my doing my best to forget. I have a problem with those whom insist on dwelling in/on the past. My advise to my Fellow Vets is: move on……love your fallen brothers…don’t expect the Government to help you out. Rise Above it all. Your Brother in Arms, Scott McClintock