Solemn Honors for Those Who Have Fallen
Steve Myrick
Military veterans and about 100 people gathered at the Tisbury School gymnasium to observe Memorial Day on Martha’s Vineyard. The ceremony was forced indoors by inclement weather.
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Sharing the Burden: Rucksack March Raises Funds for Veterans
Chloe Reichel

A dedicated group participated in the third annual March for Heroes, a Memorial Day weekend trek to raise awareness and funds for veterans’ causes.

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Memorial Day Events Around Martha's Vineyard

Memorial Day is both the start of summer and a weekend to honor fallen service men and women. Heartfelt offerings begin Friday with the March to the Sea tradition by Island schoolchildren.

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Rainy Memorial Day Fails to Dampen Solemn Observance
Steve Myrick

Forced indoors by inclement weather, but determined to commemorate those who gave their lives in service to their country, Island veterans gathered to observe Memorial Day.

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March to the Sea Honors the Fallen

In an annual Memorial Day tradition, students in Chilmark, Tisbury and Edgartown will carry flowers to the sea on Friday, May 27 to commemorate Memorial Day.

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Never Forget; Veterans and Community Gather on Memorial Day
Steve Myrick
At a ceremony Monday, Paul J. Brawley, a commander in the United States Navy Reserve, quoted Gen. Douglas MacArthur: “The soldier above all other people prays for peace, for he must suffer and bear the deepest wounds and scars of war.”
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Raising the Flags for the Fallen
Not long after sunrise, volunteers gathered in Oak Grove Cemetery in Vineyard Haven to help set up the Avenue of the Flags, commemorating those who served. Community members young and old helped prepare this final leg of the Memorial Day parade.
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Parade, Ceremony Mark Solemn Memorial Day Observance
Derek Schwartz

Veterans, law enforcement officials, Coast Guard members and Boy Scouts marched to the beat of a drum and patriotic music during the annual Memorial Day parade Monday. Plus happy birthday wishes were in order for veterans agent Jo Ann Murphy.

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Flowers and Remembrance as Edgartown Students March to Sea
Derek Schwartz

Traffic came to a halt in Edgartown Friday afternoon as the Edgartown School took to the streets for their annual Memorial Day march to the sea.

At 1:00 p.m., the entire school followed the seventh grade class down to Memorial Wharf for a short ceremony.

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Parading Around

There was never a fairer Memorial Day than Monday when Vineyard Haven stirred to music now martial, now solemn on the clear air, and stood with bared head to do reverence to veterans of old wars and of new.

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