May 28, 2012

Greenville's Memorial Day Celebration

BY RYAN BERRY
MANAGING EDITOR
GREENVILLE - The Greenville veteran organizations held its annual Memorial Day remembrance on May 28. A parade through Downtown Greenville was followed by a service at the Greenville-Union Cemetery. The guest speaker for the event was Joseph R. Lenhart, Department of Ohio Disabled American Veterans Past Commander 1999-2000. He encouraged everyone to not only remember those that have fought and given their lives, but also to remember those still Missing in Action or serving as Prisoners of War.
Giving Lincoln's Gettysburg Address was Chad Denman, cadet ensign Navy Junior ROTC. Also participating in the ceremony were the Greenville Senior High School Marching Band, Chaplain Samuel Hoeflich, honor guard and commanders and auxiliary presidents of Greenville veteran organizations.


Below are scenes from this year's celebration and remembrance:

The Greenville-Union Cemetery was decorated with flags on the veteran graves for Memorial Day.

Veterans marched their way from Downtown Greenville to the Cemetery.


The Greenville Navy Junior ROTC participated in the event.

Greenville Senior High Marching Band added patriotic music to the festivities.

The National Anthem was played by the Greenville Senior High School Marching Band.

Chaplain Samuel Hoeflich opened with prayer and gave the benediction.

Chad Denman, of the Greenville Navy Jr. ROTC gave Lincoln's Gettysburg Address.

Joseph Lenhart was the keynote speaker at the Greenville-Union Cemetery service.

Commanders and Auxiliary Presidents of the Greenville veterans organizations decorated the monument.

A Greenville High School bugler played Taps.

The flag was saluted during the National Anthem.

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