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.
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