Memorial Day Remembered

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Many townspeople gathered along Mountain Road and Main Street to enjoy our Memorial Day parade made up of proud firemen, police, ambulance, veterans, politicians and the many organizations featuring our town youth including the Suffield High School band. After the parade moved to the Veterans Memorial, the crowd moved onto the lawn to hear the speakers.

Photo by Beth Chafetz
First Selectman Colin Moll welcomes the crowd to the Town’s Memorial Day program.

Girl Scout Troop 10961 lead the crowd in the “Pledge of Allegiance.” “In Flanders Field,” read by Daniel Gleason, “Confession of National Faith,” read by Saanvi Nalla and “Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address,” read by Olivia Mishtal were part of the traditional program. The main speaker for the event was Colonel John R. Trovato, USAF, who spoke powerfully of his own experiences. Traditional parts of the program also included the POW/MIA Remembrance Ceremony, the Roll Call of the Dead, the presentation of the wreath at the Memorial and Taps. “Amazing Grace,” sung by Eliana Lavoie and the “Star-Spangled Banner,” sung by Nayandeep Tummalapally, also graced the program.

It was a moving remembrance, and the rainy weather on this Memorial Day held off until the final speaker.

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