May 31, 2010
The Rev. Ira DeSpain, center, Baker University minister, spoke about the origins of Memorial Day prior to leading the group gathered at Oakwood Cemetery in prayer Monday. To the right of DeSpain is Tim Russell, commander of Baldwin City's Lloyd Beaton American Legion, which puts on the ceremony every year. There was a good crowd on hand for the ceremony, which had been forced inside the last two years because of weather.