Henderson Honors 'Snoz' at Memorial Day Service

Henderson has 70 plus years of perfecting its Memorial Day ceremony. It's a ceremony some come from far distances to attend, paying tribute to those who give it all.

Hundreds came out to Henderson's Central Park Monday, dedicating their day to their heroes.

5,100 of them, all with their name on a cross. Other heroes were in the crowd, even if they don't think of themselves that way.

"I’m no hero, I just, I was just there like everybody else, doing what we had to do,” 93-year-old Vernon Seiler said.

Seiler fought in World War II, and he makes it point to make it back to his hometown for Memorial Day year after year.

"I come to find somebody that I went to school with, but I don't find anybody, but they're all here. They're here,” Seiler said.

Another World War II veteran made it a point to come every year, because he helped start the thing in 1946, but his streak ended this year.

"I guess, maybe it'll catch up with me down the road, because I was his caregiver for eight and half years everyday,” former Henderson Mayor Tom Davis said.

Davis said his father James "Snoz" Davis dedicated his life to helping veterans in Henderson.

And now Henderson is recognizing all his hard work- with his own cross, and a "seat of honor.”

As a young man, Snoz had a vision to start something that would never allow people to lose sight of what Memorial Day is really about.

"I don't think they ever will,” Seiler said.

"It just shows what Henderson’s made of, you know,” Davis said.


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