Stockbridge celebrates Memorial Day

Mackinder-Glenn Post 510 Color Guard advances the colors for members, Ladies Auxiliary, Sons of the Am. Legion, and Legion Riders.

Post member Rick Fusina gives the invocation.

 

 

 

 

Legion members applaud during introductions.

The Ladies Auxiliary listen attentively to the Memorial Day address.

Jenna Yelle, Rachael Warrens, Hayley Lukenich, Shallynn Walker, Josie Beutler sing the “Star Spangled Banner.”

World War II veteran, 97-year-old Herbert Elfring delivers the Memorial Day address with recollections of his experiences during the Japanese bombing of Pearl Harbor, among other poignant stories. Photo by Judy Williams.

Molly Howlett, Stockbridge village president, welcomes Memorial Day Ceremony attendees at the Legion Hall. Photo by Judy Williams.

 

The Stockbridge Village police lead the parade through town.

American Legion Mackinder-Glenn Post 510 leads Memorial Day Parade through Stockbridge.

 

The Legion float follows the marching members.

The parade makes a brief stop for post member Carl Manoogian to place a wreath at the Civil War Monument on the Township Square.

Boy Scouts, Brownies, Cub Scouts, Oh my!

SHS band marches through town.

 

 

Kate Dancer sings “God Bless America.”

Mackinder-Glenn Post 510 Color Guard leads the parade into the cemetery. Photo by Judy Williams.

Stockbridge High School band marches into the cemetery. Photo by Patrice Johnson

Elaine Tisch delivers Memorial Day prayer in the cemetery. Photo by Judy Williams

Russ Schuchaskie prepares to read Roll Call of fallen WWI and WWII soldiers. Photo by Judy Williams

Dennis Costello reads Roll Call: Korean War, Vietnam and Gulf conflicts. Photo by Patrice Johnson

A silent crowd listens as the Roll Call of fallen soldiers is read.

American Legion Mackinder-Glenn Post 510 firing squad honors the fallen with 21 gun salute led by Jerry Kunzelman (not shown). Photo by Judy Williams

 

Elwin Breniser and Bud Nelson observe service.

 

 

 

 

 

 

SHS Band member Sean Sanford accompanies Jacob Myers in playing Taps. Photo by Patrice Johnson

Jacob Myers, legion member, plays Taps along with Sean.

The Stockbridge Area Emergency Services Authorities’ chicken BBQ is a big hit.

Chicken dinners, cooked to perfection, feed the hungry community.

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