Bowlus Legion remembers D-Day during Fun Day parade

Bowlus-Legion-FloatThe Bowlus American Legion’s float remembered the 70th anniversary of D-Day (June 6, 1944) honoring those who died in service to the United States, during the Bowlus Fun Day parade, July 6. While a bugler played taps, the float showcased Legion members in uniform, surrounded by flags and the Fallen Soldier Battle Cross, a symbolic replacement of a cross placed on a battlefield or at a base camp for a soldier who has been killed. The cross is typically made up of the soldier’s rifle with bayonet attached stuck into the ground, helmet on top, dog tags sometimes hanging from the rifle and the boots of the fallen soldier next to it. Pictured are left side (back to front): Ernie Skwira, Sylvester Czech and Alois Fussy. Right side (back to front): Bugler Don Marstein, Ralph Schleper and Marvin Klimek.