Two events mark Memorial Day observance in Hudson

Phil Keren
Kent Weeklies
Linda Davidson Frontino, left, and Mary Sobczak participated at a Memorial Day ceremony in Hudson. They are sisters of Ron Davidson and Joseph Sobczak, both of whom died in Vietnam.

HUDSON — The American Legion Lee-Bishop Post 464 hosted two events on Memorial Day to honor veterans who gave the ultimate sacrifice.

There was a flag-raising ceremony on the Clocktower Green on May 31. The Hudson High School Band performed, and participants gave speeches recognizing the 31 Hudson veterans who lost their lives while serving the country. Relatives of some of those veterans spoke at this event.

Jim Curtain  of Hudson Police Department reads the  name of a Hudsonite killed in battle during a Memorial Day ceremony on Monday, May 31.

Among the attendees were Mary Sobczak sister of Joseph Sobczak and Linda Davidson Frontino, both of whom had brothers, Joseph Sobczk and Ron Davidson, who were killed in Vietnam

A Veterans Memorial Service then took place at Markillie Cemetery. The Hudson High School Band also performed. The keynote speaker was retired U.S. Army Lt. Col. Barnard Kemter, a 1962 graduate of Hudson High School.

Chris Banweg of the U.S. Marine Corps and an American Legion Member, reads the name of a Hudson resident killed in battle during the Memorial Day ceremony in Hudson on Monday, May 31.