Bill Howes, Associate Editor
Members of the Chariton Volunteer Fire Department marched from the fire station to the Chariton Cemetery in a light rain on Sunday morning. After they arrived, a short ceremony was held to honor past members at the Fire Department Memorial in the cemetery.
After the firemen arrived in the cemetery, they marched in single file and put flowers on the base of the Memorial and then stood in a half circle around it. Community of Christ Pastor Andy Gwinn gave the opening prayer and then former Chariton fireman Larry Davis spoke. Davis was with CVPD for 33 years before retiring in 2009.