Halifax gathered Memorial Day morning to assemble its parade at the Halifax Country Club. Umbrellas came out and the marchers made their way up Route 106 to the Town Hall where their Memorial Day ceremonies began.
Opening remarks were given by State Representative Thomas Calter, followed by the invocation by Reverend Michael Hobson of Our Lady of the Lake Church.
After singing the National Anthem, Memorial Day essays were read by students at the Halifax Elementary School.
The youngest, kindergarten student James Townsend, got an assist from an old hand at public speaking, Town Moderator John Bruno.
Fourth Grade awards were given to Lyla Dooley, Mackenzie Kearney, and Joseph Lafond.
Pyper Goguen won the fifth grade award.
Sixth grade award was won by Sean Griffin.
Steve Littlefield, Honorary Assistant Veterans Agent, was the guest speaker..
Veterans’ Agent Wil Corey read the Proclamation from the Governor.
Wreaths were placed at the Halifax monuments by the Veterans of Foreign Wars, the Boy Scouts, Wil Corey, and Troy E. Garron.
The Halifax Police Department offered the salute.
Reverend Michael Hobsonn, Our Lady of the Lake Church, gave the benediction and John Bruno gave closing remarks.
The Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts lowered and raised the flag in honor of the veterans.
Refreshments following the Memorial Day ceremony, were provided by the Girl Scouts.