Remembering those who gave everything


Jeanie Putnam, left to right, of Sidney, hands out small American flags to Ethan Whiting, 9, Rachel Whiting, 7, and Leah Whiting, 5, all of Waynesville, all children of Lara and Joshua Whiting, as their grandma Bev Grunden, of Miamisburg, looks on. Putnam took it upon herself to bring the American flags to the Memorial Day service at the Plattsville Cemetery so she could hand them out to strangers. Putnam’s husband was in the Navy. Putnam said “I’m just very patriotic” when asked her motivation for handing out the flags. The service was held Sunday, May 28. Executive Director of the Shelby County Veterans Service Commission Ed Ball spoke during the service. The Sidney American Legion Post 217 firing squad performed a 21 gun salute.

Jeanie Putnam, left to right, of Sidney, hands out small American flags to Ethan Whiting, 9, Rachel Whiting, 7, and Leah Whiting, 5, all of Waynesville, all children of Lara and Joshua Whiting, as their grandma Bev Grunden, of Miamisburg, looks on. Putnam took it upon herself to bring the American flags to the Memorial Day service at the Plattsville Cemetery so she could hand them out to strangers. Putnam’s husband was in the Navy. Putnam said “I’m just very patriotic” when asked her motivation for handing out the flags. The service was held Sunday, May 28. Executive Director of the Shelby County Veterans Service Commission Ed Ball spoke during the service. The Sidney American Legion Post 217 firing squad performed a 21 gun salute.


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Jeanie Putnam, left to right, of Sidney, hands out small American flags to Ethan Whiting, 9, Rachel Whiting, 7, and Leah Whiting, 5, all of Waynesville, all children of Lara and Joshua Whiting, as their grandma Bev Grunden, of Miamisburg, looks on. Putnam took it upon herself to bring the American flags to the Memorial Day service at the Plattsville Cemetery so she could hand them out to strangers. Putnam’s husband was in the Navy. Putnam said “I’m just very patriotic” when asked her motivation for handing out the flags. The service was held Sunday, May 28. Executive Director of the Shelby County Veterans Service Commission Ed Ball spoke during the service. The Sidney American Legion Post 217 firing squad performed a 21 gun salute.

Jeanie Putnam, left to right, of Sidney, hands out small American flags to Ethan Whiting, 9, Rachel Whiting, 7, and Leah Whiting, 5, all of Waynesville, all children of Lara and Joshua Whiting, as their grandma Bev Grunden, of Miamisburg, looks on. Putnam took it upon herself to bring the American flags to the Memorial Day service at the Plattsville Cemetery so she could hand them out to strangers. Putnam’s husband was in the Navy. Putnam said “I’m just very patriotic” when asked her motivation for handing out the flags. The service was held Sunday, May 28. Executive Director of the Shelby County Veterans Service Commission Ed Ball spoke during the service. The Sidney American Legion Post 217 firing squad performed a 21 gun salute.
http://aimmedianetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/47/2017/05/web1_SDN053117PlatMemorial.jpgJeanie Putnam, left to right, of Sidney, hands out small American flags to Ethan Whiting, 9, Rachel Whiting, 7, and Leah Whiting, 5, all of Waynesville, all children of Lara and Joshua Whiting, as their grandma Bev Grunden, of Miamisburg, looks on. Putnam took it upon herself to bring the American flags to the Memorial Day service at the Plattsville Cemetery so she could hand them out to strangers. Putnam’s husband was in the Navy. Putnam said “I’m just very patriotic” when asked her motivation for handing out the flags. The service was held Sunday, May 28. Executive Director of the Shelby County Veterans Service Commission Ed Ball spoke during the service. The Sidney American Legion Post 217 firing squad performed a 21 gun salute. Luke Gronneberg | Sidney Daily News