Memorial Day American Flag

On Monday, May 25 there will be a Memorial Day Ceremony in Manchester, but not a parade.  The ceremony will begin at 10 am at the Amaral Bailey American Legion on Church Street, behind Town Hall.   

The Legion building will NOT be open to the public.  No food will be served.  

This will take about 15 minutes.  Only those participating in the ceremony can come onto the Legion property at that time. The public is welcome, ALL persons watching must have masks on and practice social distancing.  Representatives from the Legion are going to put the flags on the graves on Friday and Saturday and are not sure of start time. 

Allan Kirker, Bruce Heisey and the Legion’s Executive Board decided there will be no poppy sale, no church service, no putting the flags on the cemetery plots, and as mentioned, no parade.  

The participants are: 

  • Two from the Legion: Allan Kirker and Bruce Heisey 
  • Two from the Auxiliary: Michelle Baer and Cheryl Lamphear 
  • Two SALS: to be announced 
  • Two from police 
  • 2 from the fire department 
  • A firing squad 

A yacht club launch in inner harbor with one veteran, Paul Dozier, will place the wreath on the water. It is a great honor for him as his father was Navy, he was Navy, Meredith is Navy Reserve-Lt Commander. 

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