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Memorial Day Ceremony Monday at the Washington Riverfront

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Posted: Saturday, May 26, 2012 12:00 pm

Washington will honor and celebrate fallen soldiers during the annual Memorial Day ceremony at Rennick Riverfront Park.

The ceremony is cohosted by the Washington VFW Post 2661 and the Washington American Legion, Post 218.

The Washington Brass Band will perform at 9:30 a.m. and the ceremony will begin at 10 a.m.

This year’s guest speaker is U.S. Army Col. Walt Hatcher (retired), who served 30 years in the U.S. Army including more than 15 years overseas.

During the ceremony, military personnel in the audience will be recognized by Dave Anderson, commander of the Legion.

A remembrance of fallen members this past year and a bell-ringing ceremony will follow.

A wreath will be placed in the river to honor fallen comrades, followed by a rifle salute and taps.

A flag review by the Washington Boat Club and a prayer will close the ceremony.

The public is invited to attend the event.