Milford Memorial Day Ceremony, May 28

May 15 2018 /

The 22st Annual Milford Memorial Day Ceremony is being held at the Milford Senior Center on May 28, 2018 at 10:00 am. For the past five years, this event has been held in the Milford Senior Center so that attendee’s can be seated and are not being subjected to weather changes.

The ceremony is approximately one hour and fifteen minutes and which includes The Milford Community Band playing patriotic music in their special way. Mayor Campbell of Milford, extends his welcoming speech to all.

This year’s keynote speaker is Lt. General (Ret) Henry McCann. General McCann served in Germany during the cold war period, had many command positions in the Delaware National Gaurd and finished his career as the J6 Director of the National Guard Bureau Joint Staff responsible for the Command, Control, Communications and Computers in all 54 states and territories. As in many Memorial Day events, a veteran representing each of the five military services, the Merchant Marines, and a representative of the Gold Star Mothers will place a memorial flower on the remembrance wreath.

Delaware Representatives. Harvey Kenton, Charles Postles, Dave Wilson and Senator Gary Simpson will share their comments on what Memorial Day means to them. Charles Garrod, a Korean War Veteran, is serving for the third year as the Ceremony Chairman. Charles also has served as the Delaware Department Commander of the Korean War Veterans Assn.

Two Boy Scout Troops and one Cub Scout Pack will participate in the program. Troop 186 from Avenue Methodist Church, Troop 116 from St. John the Apostle Church and Pack 186 from Avenue Methodist Church.

The Veterans of Foreign Wars Council 6438 will provide a Twenty-one Gun Salute, plus there will be a few uniquely Milford touches in this Memorial Day ceremony.
Here is the link for the 2017 Milford Memorial Day Ceremony
https://www.facebook.com/events/291551341289099/.

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