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Tuesday, May 31, 2022

Memorial Day in My Hometown

 We've lived in this small rural town now for one and a half years.  This was the first Memorial Day program we could attend because Covid canceled the last two years.

It's always celebrated on the 30th so if school was in session the school kids would be bussed over to participate. It was a Monday holiday as you know but still attendance was high.

It takes place just across the street from our house.  How could we not attend?

Gathering.  Granddaughters in attendance with sun hats on.

Benches brought out from the Meeting House.

Boy Scouts were the color guard.

One of the selectmen was master of ceremonies.

We marched to the nearest stream to put in a wreath for Navy veterans remembered,

A wreath for others laid at foot of Civil War monument.

Hot dogs, chips and ice cream provided afterward.


Tom said...

...small town America at it finest.

Latane Barton said...

This is what America is....I love it!

Anvilcloud said...

What do the red hats symbolize?

John "By Stargoose And Hanglands" said...

Good to see things getting back to normal - lets hope it stays that way.

Betsy Banks Adams said...

What a wonderful holiday for your small down...What is the population of your town?


Marcia LaRue said...

They look like just red hats ... Maybe the ladies belong to a Red Hat group!

Faith said...

Wonderful small town event!!

diane b said...

Great little ceremony for a nice little town. Everyone looks like they are enjoying summer just as our winter is upon us.

Cynthia said...

Sounds like a nice old fashioned celebration of Memorial Day. My grandma called it Decoration Day and we went around to the graves of all the family to put flowers, iris and peonies usually from her yard.