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Talkington's speech inspires Memorial Day crowd in Norwalk

bigjoe • Jun 1, 2010 at 12:18 PM

With the Norwalk High School band providing the musical background, the annual Memorial Day parade made its way down Woodlawn Avenue Monday morning to the delight of the crowd.

Despite the heat, a good crowd gathered at Woodlawn Cemetery for the annual Memorial Day Observance.

(NOTE: To see pictures of local Memorial Day observances, click here and here.)

Student speaker Kaylyn Talkington, a senior at Norwalk High School, talked about the importance of Memorial Day to everyone. She was the Citizen Award Winner this year at NHS, while Joel Boose took top honors at St. Paul.

The flag presentation to Huron County Commissioner Mike Adelman was made in memory of George Lawrence, Charles Flory and George Deering.

The invocation and benediction were given by the Rev. Rob Duncan.

Parade grand marshals this year were Harry (Bud) Newton, Fred Hespeler and Dwight Coder. All three have been members of the American Legion for more than 60 years.

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