The Colonel Stephen Trigg Chapter Sons of the American Revolution invited community members to commemorate Memorial Day at the Cadiz Welcome Garden. The president of the chapter, Steve Mallory led the commemoration and discussed the history of Memorial Day.
click to download audioWaterloo, New York was officially named as the first town to celebrate Memorial Day.
click to download audioMallory continued to talk about when Memorial Day was officially deemed as a national holiday and when the name changed from Decoration Day to what is it now more widely known as.
click to download audioMallory finished his closing with the poem “In Flanders Fields”.
The folding of the flag tribute was demonstrated as the meaning of each fold was explained.
click to download audioThe commemoration ended with the singing of My Country Tis of Thee performed by the SAR Compatriots Choir.
Story and photos by Kinley Humphries