Due to the rainy weather, the parade was cancelled, and the observance moved to Memorial Hall.
Gathering for the ceremony
The town and state officials enter the hall.
The Veterans groups enter the hall.
Troop 47 enters the hall.
Lest We ForgetAuthor unknown
The marching band was passing by;
Each marcher stepped in beat.
They played Stars and Stripes Forever,
Which made the crowd stand to its feet.
The honor guard carried with much pride,
Fifty-two American flags waving in the wind.
While onlookers with hands on hearts,
Stood tall and broadly grinned.
And on the curb, a frail, hunched man
Looked through teary eyes of old.
His shaky hand slowly lifted to his head
But his salute was crisp and bold.
His thoughts were of another time
When the world was at war and full of strife
A young man in his uniform took gun in hand
And pledged to protect freedom with his life.
Victory was won under the red, white and blue
And although just simple cloth,
Each fiber that is woven throughout our flag
Stands for a life that bravely fought.
The old man finished his salute of love
And slowly turned to leave the crowd
When a voice nearby softly said,"Thank you sir,
for helping to keep our flag flying proud."