Ivy Lawn Memorial Park honored those who served our nation. Photos by John Ferritto
On Monday, May 30 a Memorial Day Program was held at Ivy Lawn Memorial Park. Proudly displaying the Avenue of Flags that tells the stories not only of veterans interred at Ivy Lawn, but also of many other veterans. Their stories help us remember the sacrifices they have made to serve our nation. These flags are flown to touch your minds and your hearts in hopes they will lift your understanding, appreciation, and knowledge of veterans, and most importantly, your compassion for them.
The flags went on display May 21st and remained up until June 4, 2016. As usual, the Boy Scouts, Cub Scouts and Sea Cadets set up each and every flag.
Timothy Gallaher, Board Member Ivy Lawn welcomed family and introduced special guests and made the closing remarks. An invocation was presented by Chaplain U.S. Navy Lt. Cmdr. Patricia Coley followed by our national anthem sung be 8th grader Molly Bess Sturgeon. State Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson was the keynote speaker.
Shown in the photos are a few of those who attended the memorial:
M.Sgt. Gerald Dunham: Served in Saudi Arabia and North Africa 1958- 1962 and 1970-1989
Spec 4 Paul Rodriguez 1966-1968 Past Commander American Legion #339
Max Vanderwyk WW II and Korea- Mark Vanderwyk – Dick Shuey WW II and Korea
Ron Allen – James C Parker – Both served Vietnam 67-68 – Peter Magoon
Ken Winter-Served aboard USS Midway 1945-1946
Isabel E Salmons with State Senator Hanna Beth Jackson — Salmons worked on assembling 5000 planes during 1942-43