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Mayor Kenneth T. Palmer addressed Veterans, residents and families at the Memorial Day Parade and Ceremony at the World War II Veterans’ Memorial Park in Whiting on Monday, May 25. Mayor Palmer emphasized that citizens are “eternally grateful for the military service men and women who have served and died for the United States of America, the land of the free, because of the brave. “

The Mayor’s Veterans Advisory Committee was joined by Daisy, Brownie and Girl Scout troops; Cub Scout and Boy Scout troops; Volunteer Fire Companies and First Aid Squads; as well as local organizations and Veterans organizations , in commemorating our fallen heroes. The Singing Raconteurs and Kum Sung Martial Arts Team performed at the ceremony, and a bicycle decorating contest was conducted with prizes awarded, courtesy of Manchester PBA#246.