VIDEO: Watch 2017 Wilmington Memorial Day Ceremony

WILMINGTON, MA — Watch the 2017 Wilmington Memorial Day Ceremony, courtesy of Wilmington Community Television, below.

  • Wilmington Veterans Agent Lou Cimaglia was the Master of Ceremonies.
  • WHS graduate Nicole Bertolami sang the National Anthem.
  • Deacon Cliff King, a Vietnam War veteran, gave the innovation and benediction.
  • On the 100th anniversary of World War I, Cimaglia honored the 2 Wilmington soldiers who died during the war — Harold Rogers and Martin Nee Sr.
  • State Rep. Jim Miceli, State Senator Bruce Tarr, Board of Selectmen Chair Mike Champoux, and Town Manager Jeff Hull all gave remarks.
  • Gold Star Mothers Doris Syrakos and Irene Richards said a few words.
  • Cimaglia presented the Medal of Liberty to the family of George Paris Jr., a Wilmington soldier who killed in action in World War 2.
  • The Wilmington High School Band gave a patriotic musical presentation.
  • Wilmington Middle School 8th Grade Student Sam Juergens read the Gettysburg Address.
  • Wilmington Middle School 8th Grade Student and Project 351 representative Allison Broussard read a Memorial Day poem.
  • Cimaglia read the roll call of Wilmington veterans killed and missing in action.
  • Following a riffle volley from the Police Department’s Rifle Team and a cannon valley from the Wilmington Minutemen, trumpeters from the WHS Marching Band played taps.

(NOTE: If the above video does not play, view it HERE.)

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