Farmington Honors its Veterans At Annual Memorial Day Parade

Farmington Veterans Corner

During the Farmington Annual Memorial Day Parade, a commemorative
wreath is cast into the Cocheco River from the Bridge on Main Street. 
 Greetings and a good day to all of our members and those that support us with their efforts and encouragement. We are hoping to see you along the Parade Route on Sunday, May 24th., with the Farmington Memorial Day Parade starting at the Pine Grove Cemetery at 11am.
We are hoping to hold our services with the support of The Carlton Woman's Relief Corp carrying out the major parts at the two locations before we hit the Old Town Hall. They are responsible for the re-dedication of the large monument at the Cemetery that reminds us of a war that tore our states apart. The large monument is in memory and honor of the soldiers that died and served during The Civil War. 

The memorial service with the casting of flowers at the bridge is to honor the memory of those that perished at sea during all wars.

The roll call of those from Farmington that died during the wars is held at the start of the parade with the re-dedication of the monuments and the roll calls will take place before the parade breaks up. It is only fitting that we remember all of those that have served and enlisted through our town. 

Pictured here are World War II veterans Meat Merrill, Carl Worster, Eddie Gray, Geoerge Worster, and Bob Worster,
taken from "Images of Farmington". 
We have had to remember our own losses with services the past two weeks of members that have been laid to rest finally that passed this past winter which reminds us that there have been many changes that we can't change, but only wish to carry on in their memories, so come if you can and support those that are still able to carry on this town's tradition of holding a Memorial Day Parade.

Until next time remember to thank a veteran, no matter when or where they have served. God bless you all and take care.

Gale Grace

Article Reprinted from The Puddledock Press

Editor's Note:  This is a timely article that was not in the May issue and it will be over by the June issue, so it can only be featured online. -SJF

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