SADORUS — A veteran was laid to rest this week.
Walter Schroeder served in World War Two in the 99th Infantry Division. The Urbana Honor Guard was their to commemorate his life.
“There’s more to it then most people think” said David Overholt, the Captain of the Urbana Honor Guard.
It’s all about getting the families wishes just right, and honoring a brother
“We have Marines, Navy, Air Force, Army, we are all represented. It means something to all of us, no matter the branch” said Overhault. “Whats hard is the waiting. Now were waiting for the hearse and the family to come out,”
When the procession arrives, the guard gets into formation.
“Dad was one of the youngest in the military at the time, so he was one of the last living ones in his infantry division.” said Denise Dalton, Shroeder’s daughter.
It’s something the Honor Guard has done hundreds of times, but to this family, it is a fitting tribute.
“The Color Guard and Taps are important to our family because dad was very proud to have served in the Army and for his country” said Dalton.