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 Unit 8497, Fall Mountain JROTC, Fall Mountain High School Band, Charlestown Middle School Band, Fun 4-H Club, Jim Dandies 4-H Club, Boy Scout Troop 31, Cub Scout Pac 31, Girl Scout Troop 58299, 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 Cadet Corporal Ethan Parrott and Cadet Private First Class Angelina Lewis for singing the Star Spangled Banner, Cadet Staff Sergeant Kyle LaFoe and Cadet Lieutenant Colonel Ruslan Bierweiler-Franks, 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,
Charlestown VFW Post 8497