A big community appreciation ceremony is planned for soldiers in the Chamberlain unit of the 200th Engineer Company of the South Dakota Army National Guard. Part of me really wants to be in the convoy from Chamberlain to Pierre. As difficult as all this is for everyone in our area, it was made all the more sad when we learned that Jared Roe, only 19 years old and a member of the 200th has passed away in a swimming accident. Now the ceremony will include a remembrance. Our sympathies to Jared's family and our prayers for all the soldiers and their families.