MEMORIAL DAY CEREMONIES – SUNDAY & MONDAY
SUNDAY, MAY 26
GEORGETOWN: Georgetown’s annual Memorial Day Ceremony on the Circle will take place Sunday afternoon beginning at 1:30. The keynote speaker is Lt. Col. David Smith, USMC (Ret) – an experienced commander of Tactical Air Support Groups and a survivor of the 2011 attack on the Pentagon. Since retiring in 2004, Lt. Col. Smith served as an Instructor at high school Naval and Marine Corps Junior ROTC programs. He is currently Senior Marine Instructor for the Marine Corps ROTC program at Woodbridge High School. The ceremony is sponsored by the Georgetown Kiwanis Club, Korean War Veterans Association and the Georgetown-Millsboro Rotary Club
MONDAY, MAY 27
OAK ORCHARD: There will be a Memorial Day Ceremony on Monday at the American Legion Post 28 in Oak Orchard. The ceremony begins at 11am
LEWES: American Legion Post 17 in Lewes is taking part in the annual Memorial Day Parade in Lewes. The parade steps off Monday at 11am at the Lewes Presbyterian Church and ends at Post 17. A Memorial Day Ceremony will begin at approximately 1pm in the pavilion – all are welcome.
BERLIN: Honor veterans with a Memorial Day Parade in Berlin. The parade begins at 11am at Stephen Decatur Middle School and will end at William Henry Park, where there will be music, food, games and more until 5pm.
REHOBOTH BEACH: Rehoboth VFW Post 7447 will hold a Memorial Day Ceremony at the Bandstand beginning at 11am on Monday. The ceremony will be followed by an open house at the post until 2pm.
OCEAN PINES: The Worcester County Veterans Memorial Foundation is hosting a Memorial Day ceremony at 11am Monday honoring those who have made the ultimate sacrifice. The ceremony will be held at the memorial site on Route 589/Racetrack Road – between Cathell and Manklin Creek Roads. There will be patriotic music, as well as honors for local Gold Star Mothers and American Ex-POWs.
SALISBURY: You’re invited to a ceremony at the Wicomico War Veterans’ Memorial in front of the Civic Center beginning at 10am. The ceremony will recognize veterans, their families, Gold Star Mothers and include a reading of Veterans names – recognizing Wicomico County residents who have fallen in the line of service.
SALISBURY: A ribbon cutting of the restored 1955 War Memorial at North Salisbury Boulevard and Priscilla Street will take place at 2pm. The renovation work began in 2015 – a time capsule was opened three years ago which contained scrolls listing the county’s war dead from World War I and II and the Korean War. You’ll find more on the restoration project at https://www.facebook.com/1955WarMemorial/
WASHINGTON, DC: The Indian River High School Marching Band will be in the national spotlight as they represent Delaware in the 2019 National Memorial Day Parade in Washington, DC. This year’s parade, which steps off at 2pm, will commemorate the 75th Anniversary of the D-Day landings, which began the liberation of Europe in World War II.
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