Remembering Those Who Served

Veteran salutes flag and color guard while bugler plays “Taps.”

Nome veterans and city dignitaries observed Memorial Day with a parade through town to the city cemetery.

KNOM brought live coverage to listeners, helping the station remember and honor those who gave their life for their country.

For locals, it’s an important day: Alaska’s population has the highest percentage of veterans of all 50 states (around 10-13%, depending on the data source).

Images at top and below: scenes from Nome’s 2019 Memorial Day observances. Photos: Katie Kazmierski and Emily Hofstaedter, KNOM.

Veteran speaks at outdoor podium in cemetery during Memorial Day gathering
Reporter holds microphone close to veteran during riverside Memorial Day ceremony.