Memorial Day is a day of remembering and honoring those who sacrificed their lives for their country. They should never be forgotten. Booths and tents filled Ridge Ferry Park with veterans from World War II, Korea, Vietnam, Grenada, Kuwait, Somalia, Iraq and Afghanistan as the community came together on Memorial Day, Monday, May 25th. e fee.
The Memorial Day observance at Ridge Ferry Park was a most fitting remembrance to those who made the ultimate sacrifice. Hundreds turned out to hear a program filled with patriotic music, first hand memories of lives lost, and a re-dedication to honor those great men and women who have made our country great.
Many Exchangites had key roles in organizing the second annual event, and their hard work and dedication were well received by those attending. The list of speakers included Mrs. Jan Johnson, a Gold Star Mother, who barely held back her tears as she told the crowd how her son raised his hand right after 9-11 and joined the armed forces of our country knowing that he may be called upon to give his life for his country…and he did.
Attendees were also treated to a large number of displays, including a helicopter and military vehicles, that brought to real life things many had only read about or viewed in pictures.
As great a tribute this year’s program was, with YOUR support it will be even better next year. When called upon, don’t say no because this event remembers those who said YES for you.
Click on the video below to see highlights of the complete Memorial Day observance through the camera lens of Gail Johnson.
|Memorial Day Remembrance 2015