Shelburne’s annual Memorial Day observance will be held on Monday, May 27, at 11 am on the Parade on Church Street.
The speaker for this year’s ceremony will be Mr. Alexander Wilde, a Holocaust survivor and Veteran of World War II.
Fr. David Cray, Pastor of St. Jude the apostle Catholic Church, Hinesburg and Our Lady of Mount Carmel, Charlotte will deliver the invocation and benediction. The Shelburne Community School’s Wind Ensemble, directed by Tim Buckingham, will provide the music. There will be no cannon salute this year because of the federal budget cuts affecting the Vermont Army National Guard. 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 for their service. The Memorial Day Observation is sponsored by the Shelburne Business and Professional Association (SBPA) and is organized by Carroll A. “Bud” Ockert, COL, USA, Ret. and Town Moderator Tom Little will be 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 Parade.