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Published by Cape Gazette, 2018-05-31 11:25:58

Gone. Never forgotten.

Sussex County clubs, service organizations honor the brave souls who gave all

Cape Gazette MEMORIAL DAY FRIDAY, JUNE 1 - MONDAY, JUNE 4, 2018 69

Gone. Never forgotten.

Sussex County clubs, service organizations
honor the brave souls who gave all

RON MACARTHUR PHOTO RON MACARTHUR PHOTO

Retired Rear Admiral Donald Sturtz Shay Nipper, American Legion Post 17
talks about the sacrifices of “The 651,” auxiliary member, is ready to hand out
meaning the more than 651,000 U.S. American flags along the Memorial Day
military members killed in combat Parade route in Lewes.
since the Revolutionary War. He was
the keynote speaker at the George-
town service May 27 on The Circle.

DAN COOK PHOTO CHRIS FLOOD PHOTO

Carolyn McKew gets emotional as Carol Lynch and Larry Karpinski are
they raised the American flag May 28 friends dressed for the occasion May
at the David C. Dolby Sussex AMVETS 28 at the Memorial Day services at Re-
Post No. 2 ceremony in Long Neck. hoboth Beach Bandstand.

RYAN MAVITY PHOTO DENY HOWETH PHOTO STEVEN BILLUPS PHOTO

Milton VFW Commander Hank Rick- WORLD WAR II AIRPLANE RADIO OPERATOR TOM CREEKMORE salutes the flag during the Flags Honor Guard member Stanley Brown
ards welcomes the crowd May 28 at for Heroes ceremony presented by the Lewes-Rehoboth Rotary Club May 24 at Cape Henlopen High salutes as “Taps” is played after the 21-
the Milton VFW Post 6984 ceremony School in Lewes. Scholastic art and poetry competition winners were recognized, and Rep. Steve Smyk, gun salute at the American Legion Oak
in Milton Memorial Park. R-Milton, gave the keynote speech, remarking on the scope of heroes. Special flags were dedicated to Orchard-Riverdale Post 28.
Delaware Tech Veterans Resource Center, World War II The Greatest Generation, Veterans and Active
Duty Military and Police, Fire and First Responders. Cape Henlopen High School JROTC and Cape Hen-
lopen High School Chorus also participated in the dedication.

» See more coverage on pages 70-73 and at CapeGazette.com

70 FRIDAY, JUNE 1 - MONDAY, JUNE 4, 2018 MEMORIAL DAY Cape Gazette

Andrew Ludwig closes the Flags for Heroes ceremony in Lewes with a performance of Taps. DENY HOWETH PHOTO

DENY HOWETH PHOTO

Police, firefighters and first responders were honored by Lewes
and Rehoboth police and fire chiefs at the Flags for Heroes cer-
emony. Shown (l-r) are escort Sabrinna Bennett; Lewes Police
Chief Thomas Spell; Rehoboth Beach Fire Chief Chuck Snyder;
Rehoboth Beach Police Chief Keith Banks; escort Samantha Holt
and Michael Rickards.

RON MACARTHUR PHOTO RON MACARTHUR PHOTO RYAN MAVITY PHOTO

A long line of vehicles carrying veterans and their families heads down Savannah Road in Rick Whaley, second vice command- Sgt. Thomas DiOrrio of the U.S. Marine Corps gives the keynote
Lewes toward American Legion Post 17 during the Memorial Day Parade May 28. er of American Legion Post 17, fires up speech at Milton’s May 28 Memorial Day event.
his Harley at the start of the parade.

RYAN MAVITY PHOTO

RYAN MAVITY PHOTO Milton Police Chief Robert Longo gives the invocation May 28 at Milton Me-
A fire engine from the Milton Fire Department flies a large American flag during the Memorial Day ceremony. morial Park as Rep. Steve Smyk, R-Milton, bows his head in prayer.

Cape Gazette MEMORIAL DAY FRIDAY, JUNE 1 - MONDAY, JUNE 4, 2018 71

DENY HOWETH PHOTO

Cale Baker describes his winning Flags for Heroes art entry for Nitan Soni.

DENY HOWETH PHOTO

Connie Zakszeski and Enzo Felix, age 4, stand in the sea of red, white and blue at the Flags for Heroes display at Cape
Henlopen High School in Lewes.

RON MACARTHUR PHOTO

Large trucks from the 946th Transportation Co. U.S. Army Reserve Center in Lewes roll along Kings Highway near down-
town Lewes for the Memorial Day Parade.

RON MACARTHUR PHOTO DENY HOWETH PHOTO

American Legion Post 17 auxiliary member Joan Ruggiano has the best seat in A sea of flags and an honorary tag at
the house for the Memorial Day Parade May 28 in Lewes. the Flags for Heroes display in Lewes.

KATHY LINDEMER PHOTO KATHY LINDEMER PHOTO RON MACARTHUR PHOTO

Shown (l-r) William Regli, Delaware Society Sons of American Revolution, Virginia Trader, historian of the DAR Members of the Cape Henlopen High School JROTC lead the Lewes Memori-
Cline Boussard, Delaware State Chapter, Children of the American Revolution, General National Society, is among al Day Parade.
and William Byrd Richardson, Caesar Rodney Chapter, Sons of American Rev- speakers at the Col. David Hall Me-
olution lay a wreath in honor of Col. David Hall in Lewes. morial Day event.

72 FRIDAY, JUNE 1 - MONDAY, JUNE 4, 2018 MEMORIAL DAY Cape Gazette

CHRIS FLOOD PHOTO

The crowd bows their heads at the Rehoboth Beach Bandstand Memorial Day service May 28, as past year. Nearly all the Rehoboth Beach Bandstand’s white benches were full May 28 during the
VFW Post 7447 Commander Dawn Drzewicki reads off the VFW members who have died in the Memorial Day celebration. The event was hosted jointly by VFW Post 7447 and its auxiliary.

CHRIS FLOOD PHOTO CHRIS FLOOD PHOTO CHRIS FLOOD PHOTO

Greg Gause said the invocation and benediction at Tom Weise, left, of California, capped off a week of visiting friends The Civil Air Patrol’s cadets were on hand May 28 at the Rehoboth Beach
the May 28 ceremony at Rehoboth Beach Bandstand. Bob and Cindy Savage of Milford, with a trip to Rehoboth Beach Bandstand. Shown in front are (l-r) Sarah Klosiewicz and Sean Justice. In
for the service at the Bandstand. All three are Army veterans. back are (l-r) Joseph Klosiewicz, Lt. Col. Robert Turner and Ethan Souder.

DAN COOK PHOTO DAN COOK PHOTO CHRIS FLOOD PHOTO

AmVets Post 2 member Gene Bradley lights a candle AmVets Post 2 Chaplain Charles Cramer, center, opens the cer- Cape Henlopen High School JROTC stands proud during the Rehoboth
on the POW/MIA table for Memorial Day. The tradi- emony with a prayer while Judge Advocate Tom Jones, left, and ceremony. Pictured are (l-r) Abbey Christopher, Shayne Brittingham, Alan
tion of setting a table in honor of POWs and MIAs has Commander Dave Heffline look on. Marin-Quivoz, Davi Martins, Anthony Koot and Maurice Sheppard.
been in place since the end of the Vietnam War.

DAN COOK PHOTO DAN COOK PHOTO

Mike Rooney plays taps during the raising of the flag at AMVETS Post 2 in Long Neck. W. Terry Johnson, Sons of AMVETS Post 2, gave remarks during the ceremony.

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RON MACARTHUR PHOTO RON MACARTHUR PHOTO

With the assistance of Boy Scout Troop 95, more than 15 veterans’ and civic organizations presented memorial wreaths Retired Sgt. Maj. Walter Koopman holds up a folded U.S. flag after explaining
during a May 27 Memorial Day service on The Circle in downtown Georgetown. the significance of the traditional 13 folds during a Memorial Day service on
The Circle in Georgetown.

RON MACARTHUR PHOTO

Members of the Delaware Army National Guard 198th Signal Battalion fire a
salute at the conclusion of the Georgetown ceremony.

RON MACARTHUR PHOTO

Brooke Elliott sings the national anthem May
27 during the Georgetown ceremony.

RON MACARTHUR PHOTO STEVEN BILLUPS PHOTO STEVEN BILLUPS PHOTO

Ethel Rockmann and her Yorkshire terrier, Chesney, have a front-row The American and the POW/MIA flags were After the proper folding of the flag, with the symbolism of each fold explained,
seat for the annual Georgetown Memorial Day service May 27. the centerpiece on every table at American American Legion Oak Orchard-Riverdale Post 28 Adjutant Reha Traipoom,
Legion Oak Orchard-Riverdale Post 28. left, and Vice Commander Les Haus exchange the flag.

STEVEN BILLUPS PHOTO STEVEN BILLUPS PHOTO

The American Legion Oak Orchard-Riverdale Post 28 Colorettes lay a wreath during the ceremony. Shown are (l-r) Bar- American Legion Oak Orchard-Riverdale Post 28 Honor Guard moves to pres-
bara McBride, Mary Ellen Taylor, Darlene Haus, Betty Ann Gates, Rene Brown and Laura Worrell. ent arms after the firing of the 21-gun salute. Shown are Hack Jones, left, and
Honor Guard Commander Les Haus.


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