Memorial Day programs are held at each American Battle Monuments Commission Cemetery. Each gravesite is decorated with the US flag and that of the host country. Programs usually include participation by the US Ambassador to the host country, a reading of the President’s Memorial Day Proclamation, speakers, the presentation of the National Colors, wreath-laying ceremonies and military bands and units. Memorial Day schedule for our cemeteries in Europe, Tunisia, Mexico City, Panama and the Philippines at www.ABMC.gov.
Peggy Gleich, Janesville, Wisconsin, shared pictures of the Wisconsin State Color Guard of the Sons of the American Revolution (SAR), Nathaniel Ames Chapter re-enactors led by Charlie O’Neil, Delavan, Wisconsin. They are celebrating the anniversary of the battle of Lexington by the Minute Men on April 19th. Here they are in the Little Prairie Cemetery in Walworth County, Wisconsin, to dedicate a new military stone to David Janes, 1762-1848, a private in the US Army, Massachusetts Militia, 5th Massachusetts Continental Line.