Red Bluff honors veterans with Memorial Day ceremony

Honoring Military families pamphlet

The Red Bluff Veterans Hall held a Memorial Day ceremony on Monday; honoring those who have died fighting for our country and their families.

The “Honoring Military Families” ceremony was hosted by the American Legion Post 167, Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 1932 and Marine Corps League 1140.

The speakers took time to honor those who made the ultimate sacrifice with music, speeches and prayer.

Jessie Neff is the Past Commander of the American Legion Post 167, an Honor Guard volunteer and host of this year’s ceremony.

He said, for him, honoring veterans with the Honor Guard has become a way of life.

“We’ve traveled over a hundred miles to do a funeral. That’s how much we’re called on. We’re one of the only honor guards around here that will travel outside their area to perform a funeral for a fallen veteran,” said Neff.

Much like other attendees, Neff has a strong connection to Memorial Day. He's a Vietnam veteran who served in the army until 1982 when he was injured jumping out of a plane.

He added, on Memorial Day the most important thing people can do to honor veterans is thank them for their service.

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