There is not much known about the Carney Cemetery Veterans Memorial. It was probably built in the 1960's. Russell Hanmer was perhaps most responsible for having the memorial built. Many others in the Carney community contributed as well.
We cherish too, the poppy red That grows on fields where valor led It seems to signal to the skies That blood of heroes never dies Moina Michael
How To Observe Memorial Day "...gather around their sacred remains and garland the passionless mounds above them with choicest flowers of springtime...let us in this solemn presence renew our pledges to aid and assist those whom they have left among us as sacred charges upon the Nation's gratitude...the soldier's and sailor's widow and orphan..."
General John Logan, General Order No.11, 5 May 1868
By visiting cemeteries and placing flags and flowers on the graves of our fallen heroes
By visiting memorials
By flying the U.S. Flag at half staff until noon
By flying the POW/MIA Flags as well
By participating in a "National Moment of Remembrance" at 3 PM to pause and think upon the true meaning of the day and for Taps to be played
By pledging to aid the widows, widowers, and orphans of our fallen dead, and to aid the disabled veterans