Local veteran named Logansport Citizen of the Week

A stirring display of patriotism sponsored by a local businessman has led to his recognition as Logansport’s Citizen of the Week.

Randy Ferguson is the reason why veterans are being saluted this Christmas season with wreaths on thousands of graves, including more than 100 at Logansport’s Mount Hope Cemetery. The owner of Gangloff & Downham Trucking paid for a specially-detailed full-color semi-trailer to transport wreaths from Maine to Illinois, where the Lincoln Cemetery is located. The Wreaths Across America campaign is funded by an anonymous donor. Last year, the local firm delivered wreaths to Michigan cemeteries.

Wednesday, local volunteers and veteran organization members were busy placing the donated wreaths at Mount Hope. Ferguson is a veteran.

“It’s amazing to think that someone from our community cares to remember the contributions of veterans so much that he’s willing to make this kind of financial commitment to honor them,” Mayor Dave Kitchell said today. “Randy’s words to me were that you can never thank veterans enough. He has more than done his part with his contribution, and we all should say our thanks as best we can.”

Ferguson will receive a $20 gift certificate to a local restaurant and a certificate from the Mayor’s Office. The Citizen of the Week is a weekly honor and recognizes Logansport residents, natives or former residents for their contributions.

SOURCE: News release from the Office of Logansport Mayor Dave Kitchell