Memorial Day gathering at the Jewell County Courthouse


Lyndell Hanson, Roger Meier and Wayne Ryba, veterans, stand at attention during the Memorial Day Ceremony in Mankato on Monday.

The Mankato VFW Auxiliary read the following on the Jewell County Courthouse lawn during the Memorial Day Service.

We gather today to pay tribute and honor to those who gave their lives for their country.

The following lists are taken from the Department of Veterans Affairs "America's Wars," as of May 2021.

American Revolution (1775-1783)

Battle Deaths 4,435; last Veteran, Daniel F. Bakeman, died April 15, 1869, age 109.

Civil War (1861-1865)

Battle Deaths (Union and Confederate) 498, 332; last Union verified veteran, Albert Woolson, died Aug. 2, 1956, age 109; last Confederate verifie...

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