Parade steps-off from Memorial Hall and marches to Middleton Flint Library and Veterans’ Monuments for a brief prayer by the Rev. Larry Schell of the Middleton Congregational Church, the laying of wreaths, a salute and “Taps.”
The parade resumes and marches down Maple Street to the Oakdale Cemetery where a service will be held at the Veterans’ Monument. Guest Speaker is Brian Cresta, Middleton Selectmen and former state representative.
The Rev. Michael Hobson, of St. Agnes Church, will offer the opening prayer. Howe Manning student John Lindberg will do the reading of General Logan’s Orders and Candra Pepper will recite the poem “Decoration Day.” The Ancient Order of the Hibernians, Pipes and Drum Band will play selections.
The Rev. Larry Schell will offer the closing prayer. American Legion Post 227 will render honors and “Taps” will be played.
The parade will resume and march back to Memorial Hall where water and ice cream will be available to marchers. A collation will be held at American Legion Post 227. All veterans are invited to attend.
Monday, May 30, 2011 9am