Memorial Day events scheduled

Memorial Day 2012
Westport & Elizabethtown

Memorial Day 2012 Westport & Elizabethtown

— Four area town will be holding Memorial Day services Monday, May 27, to honor those who died while fighting for the United States of America.


Westport Memorial Day services will take place at 9 a.m. on the Library Lawn on Main Street. The annual ceremony includes music from the Westport Central School band, a color guard by Boy Scouts of America Troop 63, crosses honoring those from Westport who served in the armed forces, a reading and speakers.


A Memorial Day service is scheduled for the Veteran’s Memorial Cemetery in Wadhams at 9 a.m. It will include a flag ceremony at the site, where several former military members from Essex County are now buried.


The American Legion posts of Elizabethtown and Lewis are organizing the annual Memorial Day parade and Memorial service to take place in Elizabethtown. The parade will begin at 10 a.m. and starts from Hand Avenue by the History Center Museum. The parade will proceed south along Court Street passing by the county government center and ends by the golf course at the junctions of Routes 9 and 9N. Following the parade, at approximately 10:30 a.m., the American Legion will conduct a Memorial Day service in Windsor Park, which is across the street from the Grand Union. Elements of the parade will consist of military service veterans, Boy and Girl Scouts, fire departments, equestrian riders, classic and antique cars, Civil War re-enactors, etc.


The annual Memorial Day ceremony will be conducted by Marcy Post 1312 of the American Legion at the Veterans Memorial Site on Norton Cemetery Road in Keene at 10 a.m. There will be an Honor Guard, Firing Squad and the playing of taps. Names of all those Keene residents who served the country since the Revolutionary War will be read during the ceremony. There will also be a special recognition of those who were in uniform during WWII.

Au Sable Forks

The American Legion Post No. 504 invites all in the area to attend its annual Memorial Day service in Au Sable Forks at 11 a.m.

Guests will include WWII veterans and the featured speaker will give an informative speech on the Honor Flight Program. Also, Gold Star families will attend. The Color Guard and Rifle Squad will be in attendance.

For more information, call 647-5801 or 647-5929 for details.

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