Memorial Day Services Monday, May 28, 2018

SERVICES AT LAUREL HILL CEMETERY – 9:15 AM

Master of Ceremonies – Kevin Bohmiller, Veterans’ Services Officer

Colors Presented by Reading Police Department Honor Guard United States Naval Sea Cadet Corp – Constitution Division, Haverhill, MA

Invocation – Fr. Darin Colarusso, St. Athanasius, U.S.A.F.

National Anthem – R.M.H.S. Band

Honored Guest – Senator Jason Lewis

General Logan’s Memorial Day General Orders…Mason Haynes, R.M.H.S.

America the Beautiful – R.M.H.S. Band

Memorial Day Address – Barry Berman, Chair, Reading Select Board

Roll Call of Honor – Jill Mayberry, U.S.A.F.

Placing of the Wreath – Thomas Fennelly, VFW Post 685, Commander

Guest Speaker – Arthur MacDonald, US Army, Gold Star Father

Project 351Ambassador presents Governor’s Proclamation – Sarah Bacci

Battle Hymn of the Republic – Taps – R.M.H.S. Band

Tribute Walls on Display at the Pleasant Street Center
49 Pleasant Street

Post 9/11 Portrait Wall “Faces of Remembrance” and the Massachusetts Vietnam Gold Star Tribute Wall. Please visit to celebrate and honor the lives of the fallen. Open 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM

SERVICES AT FOREST GLEN CEMETERY – 10:45 AM

National Anthem – R.M.H.S. Horn Ensemble

Invocation – Fr. Darin Colarusso, St. Athanasius, U.S.A.F.

Essay – Aymon Langlois, R.M.H.S.

Memorial Day Address- Barry Berman, Chairman, Reading Select Board

Placing of the Wreath – Thomas Fennelly, VFW Post 685, Commander

Roll Call of Honor – Jill Mayberry, U.S.A.F.

Taps – R.M.H.S. Horn Ensemble

SERVICES AT CHARLES LAWN CEMETERY – 11:30 AM

National Anthem – R.M.H.S. Horn Ensemble

Invocation – Fr. Darin Colarusso, St. Athanasius, U.S.A.F.

In Flanders Field – Ronan Salz, R.M.H.S.

Memorial Day Address – Andrew Friedmann, Reading Select Board

Placing of the Wreath – Thomas Fennelly, VFW Post 685, Commander

Roll Call of Honor – Jill Mayberry, U.S.A.F

Taps – R.M.H.S. Horn Ensemble

SERVICES AT WOOD END CEMETERY – 12:00 NOON

National Anthem – R.M.H.S. Horn Ensemble

Invocation – Fr. Darin Colarusso, St. Athanasius, U.S.A.F.

In Flanders Field – Lauren Seigal, R.M.H.S.

Memorial Day Address – Vanessa Alvarado, Reading Select Board

Placing of the Wreath -Thomas Fennelly, VFW Post 685, Commander

Roll Call of Honor – Jill Mayberry, U.S.A.F.

Taps – R.M.H.S. Horn Ensemble

They, and we, are the legacies of an unbroken chain of proud men and women who served their country with honor, who waged war so that we might know peace, who braved hardship so that we might know opportunity, who paid the ultimate price so that we might know freedom.” -President Barack Obama, 2009

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