Memorial Day 2019 Parade and Services

MEMORIAL DAY PARADE – 9:00 AM

The parade starts at American Legion Post 62 37 Ash Street.  The parade will turn north to Main Street then Lowell Street in front of Town Hall and end Laurel Hill Cemetery.

SERVICES AT LAUREL HILL CEMETERY – 9:15 AM

Master of Ceremonies – Kevin Bohmiller, Veterans’ Services Officer

Invocation – Rev. Jamie Michaels, Old South United Methodist Church

Colors – Presented by Reading Police Department Honor Guard

National Anthem – R.M.H.S. Band

Project 351Ambassador presents Governor’s Proclamation – Shreya Bajaj

General Logan’s Memorial Day General Orders – Allison Powell, R.M.H.S.

America the Beautiful – R.M.H.S. Band

Memorial Day Address – Vanessa Alvarado, 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 – Brigadier General (ret) Jack Hammond, US Army

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

Taps – R.M.H.S. Horn Ensemble

SERVICES AT FOREST GLEN CEMETERY – 10:45 AM

Invocation – Rev. Jamie Michaels, Old South United Methodist Church

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

Essay – Autumn Hendrickson, R.M.H.S.

Memorial Day Address……Vanessa Alvarado, Chair, Reading Select Board

“Ceremonies are important. But our gratitude has to be more than visits to the troops and once a year Memorial Day ceremonies. We honor the dead best by treating the living well”. – Jennifer M. Granholm

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

Invocation – Rev. Jamie Michaels, Old South United Methodist Church

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

In Flanders Field – Mason Weise, R.M.H.S.

Memorial Day Address – Anne Landry, 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

Invocation – Rev. Jamie Michaels, Old South United Methodist Church.

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

In Flanders Field – Grace Brenner, R.M.H.S.

Memorial Day Address – Anne Landry, 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

NOTE: In the event of inclement weather, all observances will be held at the American Legion Post 62, 37 Ash Street, Reading

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