FREDERICKTOWN — “Memorial Day is not just a day off work or a day for picnics,” said George Curry, Vietnam veteran and keynote speaker at Fredericktown’s Memorial Day observances. “It is a day for remembering and honoring military personnel who died in service to our country.”
Curry’s audience first assembled on public square and stood at attention during the national anthem as Boy Scout Troop 324 first raised, then lowered the Stars and Stripes to half staff.
Following a prayer, Mayor Alan Kintner laid a wreath in remembrance of fallen soldiers. Next, the Fredericktown school band played a medley of service songs as the American Legion Post 500 Color Guard led the parade down Sandusky Street to Forest Cemetery.