FREDERICKTOWN — A dreary drizzle on Monday morning did not dampen the determination of the Fredericktown community to turn out to honor servicemen and women. The traditional Memorial Day observance, sponsored by American Legion Post 500, was well attended in spite of the gray and cloudy skies.
The event kicked off on Public Square with the raising of a new flag, the playing of the National Anthem by the Fredericktown school bands and the laying of the wreath by Mayor Alan Kitner. Attendees then formed a parade and walked to Forrest Cemetery, watched by residents wearing raincoats and sporting umbrellas, but still resolved to pay their respects.
After selections by the bands, Master of Ceremony Robert Vernon, post commander, welcomed everyone, and urged those assembled to not forget the departed comrades who sacrificed their all for the preservation of our way of life.
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