Captain Shirley A. May kept her remarks brief Monday morning, but her message was clear. One of the best ways to honor the fallen this Memorial Day is by providing the best possible care to those who are injured. She encouraged those in attendance to live each day in gratitude for the gift given by those who have died while serving the country."We made a promise to honor our fallen," she said. "And we must honor that promise." As a nurse, she said, "That's where I can contribute the most, by making sure those wounded brothers and sisters get the best care."
"Don't just make today a day about grilling and going to the beach, but really reflect on the ultimate sacrifice the men and women have given for this country."
The annual ceremony hosted by Vietnam Veterans of American Chapter #10 included music by the University of Cincinnati Bearcat Band, a wreath laying, the posting of the colors, a rifle salute, and a flag tribute.
Tana Weingartner earned a bachelor's degree in communication from the University of Cincinnati and a master's degree in mass communication from Miami University. Most recently, she served as news and public affairs producer with WMUB-FM. Ms. Weingartner has earned numerous awards for her reporting, including several Best Reporter awards from the Associated Press and the Ohio Society of Professional Journalists, and a regional Murrow Award. She served on the Ohio Associated Press Broadcasters Board of Directors from 2007 - 2009.