146th Annual Memorial Festivities Enjoyed by Many
May 31, 2017 07:00AM
By Kenneth Hamwey
Jim Hastings, chairman of the Memorial and Veterans Day Committee, acknowledges Grand Marshal William Vicini (middle) and Marine First Sergeant Steven Pereira, the keynote speaker at Bellingham’s 146th Memorial Day ceremony.
Bellingham Bulletin Staff Writer Ken Hamwey and his wife, Bulletin Photographer Pauline Hamwey, attended the Bellingham's annual Memorial parade and ceremony held on Sunday, May 21. Above is the gallery of Pauline's photos with Ken's captions. Enjoy!
Memorial Parade & Ceremony 2017 [6 Images] Click Any Image To Expand
Sam Cowell, left, of the Memorial Day Committee, introduces Carson Saponaro, who won an essay contest on the meaning of the holiday. Saponaro is a Grade 7 student in Robin Ambler’s English class at the Memorial Middle School.
Grand Marshal William Vicini waves to the crowd. Vicini, who’s lived in Bellingham for 49 years, joined the Air Force in 1964 and served in Vietnam.
The Crawford Family float, which honored veterans of all wars, was on display at town common before the Memorial Day ceremony got underway
Members of the Henry Knox Color Guard fire their rifles after the wreath-laying ceremony at Town Hall