Memorial Day Recap 

Memorial day activities started at 8:30 with a ceremony at St. Stephen’s Cemetery and Mausoleum to honor those who died in the line of duty for our country. Jason L. played taps while Ben S. and Andrew W. were the flag bearers, and Katie S. sang the Star-Spangled Banner.  There was a speech by Commander Brown of the American Legion as well as a gun salute from the Millburn Police Department Honor Guard. 

After this ceremony, we went to Saint Rose of Lima to repeat the ceremony at the graveyard there. Jason L. played taps again while Lukas P. and Vincent W. were the flag bearers. Once both ceremonies were completed we walked to the high school to get ready to march in the parade.  

We had a good turnout of Scouts for the parade and Leonard Y. and Jose L. led the way as the flag bearers. After the Parade, we all congregated at Taylor Park for the town’s memorial day ceremony. Mayor Miggins spoke at the ceremony and there was a really great showing from the town as a lot of people came. Overall everyone had a good time even though it was very hot.  

 

—Dominic V., Scout Lead

 


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Where:  Sea Girt, NJ
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