On the streets of Nome last month, KNOM joined with its local community in remembering and honoring the sacrifices of those who have served in the US military — especially those who gave their lives in defense of our nation.
As the station has done for decades, KNOM provided live coverage of the Memorial Day parade, a simple but solemn event that leads a Color Guard, veterans, and supporters marching down Nome’s main thoroughfare, Front Street, culminating in remembrance ceremonies at the cemetery.
One year, after coverage of the parade, a listener called and said: “Not many people remember our sacrifices on this weekend. Thank you for taking the time to honor our service men and women.”
photo at top: The 2013 Nome Memorial Day parade processes down Front Street.