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Richfield parade, services salute Memorial Day

5/29/2014 - West Side Leader
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By Kathleen Collins

RICHFIELD — Richfield residents marked Memorial Day, May 26, with a parade and two services to honor veterans and those who lost their lives in battle.

A morning service first took place at Fairview Cemetery. A parade followed, beginning at the Richfield Historical Society and ending at West Richfield Cemetery, where another service took place with speaker Mike Stith, from the Veterans Service Commission.

The services and parade were presented by AMVETS Post No. 176, according to event officials.

Local police, fire, Scout and Masons organizations took part in the day’s events, as well as the AMVETS Honor/Color Guard.

Shown below is one of the many organizations that took part in the parade, along with Cub Scouts from Pack No. 3387, who are shown at right handing out flags to attendees.

Shown at top is bagpiper Linda Regnaudin performing “Amazing Grace.”

Shown above right are Alyson Morris and Dan McCallister laying a wreath at the service.

In addition, the Bath-Richfield Kiwanis hosted a pancake and sausage breakfast May 26-27 at the Masonic Hall.

— By Kathleen Collins

Photos: Dale Dong

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