While Canton’s Memorial Day Parade was canceled due to inclement weather, the town took time Monday afternoon to observe the true meaning of the holiday.
In brief ceremonies, David Gilchrist, who was slated to be parade grand marshal, laid wreaths at the Veterans Monument on River Street and the Civil War monument at Village Cemetery.
“We’re here today to honor our fallen heroes and remember their sacrifice,” First Selectwoman Leslee Hill said, adding before a moment of silence that it was prudent to “to pause and reflect on those who sacrificed their tomorrows so we could enjoy today.”
Also at Village Cemetery, Canton High School students Stephen Oliver and Cameron Lange performed taps while Vietnam era veterans Joe Lesieur, Richard Zommer and Greg Sims provided the honor guard. Additionally, Corrina Grossman sang the Star Spangled Banner and Fr. Robert Grant of St. Patrick offered invocation and convocation.
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