Upton Memorial Day Live Stream Event- May 25, 2020

flag 2013Upton’s Memorial Day ceremonies usually involve a parade, flag ceremonies, and other formal public recognitions to honor the brave men and women of the American Armed Forces who have sacrificed their lives in the line of duty. This includes those in the US Army, Navy, Marine Corps, National Guard, Air Force, and the Coast Guard.

This year due to the COVID-19 social distancing requirements, residents are being told not to attend the ceremonies in person, but instead are encouraged to join the ceremonies through live-streaming.

Residents can attend the ceremonies virtually by following the steps below:

Please join my meeting from your computer, tablet or smartphone.
https://global.gotomeeting.com/join/788112525

You can also dial in using your phone.
United States: +1 (646) 749-3112

Access Code: 788-112-525

The events will be recorded and shown on cable channel 192 starting Monday afternoon.

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Monday, May 25, 2020, 7:45 a.m – 11:45 a.m.

  • 7:30 AM Meet at VFW
  • 8:00 AM LAKEVIEW CEMETERY
    • Fall in / March to Monument
      Veterans’ Memorial Prayer
      Firing Squad: VFW, Americal Legion
      Taps
  • 8:30 AM MAPLEWOOD CEMETERY
    • Rev. George S. Ball – Gravesite
      Fall in / Prayer
      VFW and AL Firing Squad
      Firing Squad: VFW, Americal Legion
    • George L. Wood – GravesiteFall in / Prayer
      VFW and AL Firing Squad
      Firing Squad: VFW, Americal Legio
  • 9:00 AM  OLD BURIAL GROUNDS – Grove Street – Reader; Joan Burrell
  • 9:30 AM  TOWN COMMON
    • INTRODUCTION    Russell Wood, Commander, American Legion Post #173
      MUSICAL SELECTION     Pastor Lourey, United Parish
      INVOCATION         Fr. Larry Brault, St. Gabriel the Archangel Parish
      GREETINGS OF THE TOWN     Board of Selectmen
      “REMEMBER – NOT TO FORGET”     Reader: Whitney Loeper
      BENEDICTION     Pastor Lourey, United Parish
      FIRING SQUAD     VFW, Americal Legion
      NATIONAL ANTHEM    Joseph McMahon

 

VETERANS’ COUNCIL

Steve Walsh     David Kennedy
Dave Carlson   Richard Kennedy
Russell Wood   Steve Wickstrom

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