FLAG ON THE LEICESTER COMMON DURING 2007 MEMORIAL DAY CEREMONIES
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MEMORIAL DAY has always been an outstanding occasion in this community. Post 443 plays a big role in the Memorial Day Parade and Ceremonies. Through the organization efforts and the many hand crafted military floats of Past Commander Bruce Swett and the late Memorial Day Parade Committee Member David Swett Sr. and with a large parade through the center of Leicester, ending with a fitting ceremony on our town common, there are not many parades that pay a finer tribute to the memory of our war dead. Today, jointly with the Legions of Leicester the V F W and the town Memorial Day Parade Committee this tradition is being carried on.
Thank you to the 104th Fighter Wing " The Tank Killers" for their continued paticipation in the Memorial Day Ceremonies
William C. Hawes
ARMISTICE DAY, now called VETERANS' DAY, originally marked the end of fighting in World War One. It is an important holiday on the calendar of Legionnaires everywhere and in the hearts of all veterans. It has been in Cherry Valley. An important tradition was established when the Post led in the memorial exercises and flag disposal cerimony on November 11, marking the cessation of hostility on the war fronts. Today Post 443 solemnly observes this tradition, and continues to host this important event for the entire Leicester community. You may drop off unseviceable flags at the post any time throughout the year.
Jr. Vice Commander Jon Clark
tends to the thousands of of flags properly retired at the
2008 Veterans Day Ceremonies