Shelburne’s annual Memorial Day observance will be held on Monday, May 28, at 11 am on the Parade grounds, the village green on Church Street.
The speaker for this year’s ceremony is LTC Greg Knight, a veteran of Operation Iraqi Freedom. He served in a key position for TF Saber (1-172 AR) in Ramadi, Iraq, which played a pivotal role in the outcome of the operation.
The Rev. Craig Smith of the Trinity Episcopal Church from Shelburne will deliver the invocation and benediction. The Shelburne Community School’s Wind Ensemble, directed by David Myers, will provide the music. There will be a canon salute by members of “B” Battery, 1st Battalion, 101st Field Artillery, Vermont Army National Guard, located in Vergennes. The Shelburne Boy Scout Troop 602 will also participate in the ceremony.
In keeping with past years’ established traditions, veterans and members of the audience currently serving in the military will be invited to come forward at the end of the ceremony to receive the recognition and thanks of their families, friends, and neighbors. The Memorial Day Observation is sponsored by the Shelburne Business and Professional Association (SBPA) and is organized by Bud Ockert. Town Moderator Tom Little will be the master of ceremonies for the event.
In case of inclement weather, the ceremony will be moved to the Shelburne United Methodist Church across the street from the village green.