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Memorial Day Program Well Attended

This year’s Memorial Day program was held under a sunny sky and was well attended by townspeople and especially the children of Cherryfield.  The Venture Scout under Crew Chief Savage Bloomer provided a color guard and raised the Legion Flags during the ceremony.   Jonathan Gay organized the Legion Color Guard with Brian Openshaw and recruited two new members who marched with them to lead the parade. We were pleased this year to have Chris Gosnell’s street beat keep in step.  Pastor Max Merrill, a Navy Vet. and Post Chaplain Ray Antunes offered appropriate prayers.  The excellent  keynote speech by USAF Veteran and Superintendent of Schools, William Shuttleworth was very well received.   8th Graders Abbi DeSchiffart and Ellie Jacobi recited the Gettysburg Address carrying on a 125 year Cherryfield tradition.  The Cherryfield Band was outstanding this year and even included a vocal number that was not only well done, it was very appropriate.

Band stand 2014

Our Venture Scouts raise Flags.

Our Venture Scouts raise Flags.

10 Year old Abby calls the program "Attention to Orders"

10 Year old Abby calls the program “Attention to Orders”

Cherryfield Superintendent William Shuttleworth delivers an outstanding speech.

Cherryfield Superintendent William Shuttleworth delivers an outstanding speech.

Ellie and Abby, 8th grade Orators recite the Gettysburg Address.

Ellie and Abby, 8th grade Orators recite the Gettysburg Address.

The Parade Forms Up.

The Parade Forms Up.

Marching Down Main Street!

Marching Down Main Street!

Parade - Bugler 2014

Cherryfield children and marchers gather at Pine Grove Cemetery for the wreath laying ceremony.

Cherryfield children and marchers gather at Pine Grove Cemetery for the wreath laying ceremony.

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