On behalf of Charlestown Memorial VFW Post 8497, I would like to thank all the citizens who attended the Charlestown and North Charlestown parades and ceremonies Monday to pay fitting tribute to those military personnel who laid down their lives during the worst of all climates – war.
I thank all those who helped to make this year’s Memorial Day ceremonies a success: Fellow Members of VFW post 8497, VFW Auxiliary of 8497, Fall Mountain JROTC, Charlestown Middle School Band, Fun 4-H Club, Jim Dandies 4-H Club, Boy Scout Troop 31, Cub Scout Pac 31, Charlestown Brownies, Charlestown Police Department, Charlestown Fire Department, Charlestown Ambulance, the Daughters of the American Revolution, and the Charlestown Rotary.
Also we would like to thank Katie Faulkner and Trent Page for singing “The Star Spangled Banner,” Cadets Hunter Chambers and Alex St. John for their Memorial Day speeches, and Major Maynard for reading of the names of our fallen veterans. A very special thank you goes out to those volunteers who work hard to make our Memorial Day programs and picnic lunch a success.
Thank you all,
Tom St.Pierre, Commander
Charlestown VFW Post 8497