Cape Gazette

American Legion Post 28 hosts Memorial Day Ceremony

By Steven Billups | May 30, 2014
Photo by: Steven Billups State Commander of the Sons of American Legion Mike Cotter, left, stands with Squadron 28 Commander Ed Feely as the opening prayer is said by Past Commander Jim Lafferty.

American Legion Post 28 held its annual Memorial Day Ceremony May 26 at the pavilion in Oak Orchard. The pavillion was standing-room-only as veterans and patriotic citizens paid their respects for the over one million service members who paid the ultimate price for this country's freedom throughout history.

Post 28 Commander Jack Gerace holds the microphone for his granddaughter Kiera Supplee as she recites the Pledge of Allegiance at the opening of the ceremony. (Photo by: Steven Billups)
Ladies Auxiliary President Tina Washington speaks to the crowd about the origins of Memorial Day. (Photo by: Steven Billups)
Veteran Greg Fuller was asked to speak to the gathered veterans, but he did "What I do best." He sang "God Bless America" as the gathered crowd joined him in song. (Photo by: Steven BIllups)
Past Clerk of the Peace George Parish was the keynote speaker at the service. He started the keynote speech by saying "The American Legion is always right when they remind us to never forget duty, honor and country. They understand the best way to honor those fallen heroes who made the ultimate sacrifice for us, is to take care of America, take care of our wounded veterans and to realize that those veterans who all gave it for a purpose." (Photo by: Steven Billups )
Ladies Auxiliary members Cindy Phillips, left, and Floss Brady carry the wreath to a place of honor near the end of the ceremony. (Photo by: Steven Billups )
The Post 28 Honor Guards fire a salute at the conclusion of the ceremony. (Photo by: Steven Billups )
Vietnam veteran John Collberg from Millsboro bows his head during the closing prayer. (Photo by: Steven Billups )
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