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NORTH FAIRFIELD - The North Fairfield Memorial Day service was held on village square Monday morning.
Norwalk Reflector Staff
Jul 25, 2010

NORTH FAIRFIELD — The North Fairfield Memorial Day service was held on village square Monday morning.

A parade, including the South Central matching band, Legion and auxiliary members, and a convertible carrying Poppy Queen Taylor Whitright and Poppy King Matt Whiteside, marched from the Legion hall to the square.

Charles Longwell, American Legion commander, served as master of ceremonies.

Mayor Cheryl Pfanner welcomed all to the program.

The flag raising was by World War II veteran Dale Ebinger and Boys’ State delegate Frank Gannett.

The wreathe was laid at the base of the cannon by Kayla Dendinger, Girls’ State delegate.

Legion Chaplain Larry Coy had the invocation, while the benediction was given by Terry Jones.

The speaker was Richard Carlisle of Huron County Veterans Service office.

“You will never hear me say our comrades gave their lives ... they had them taken away,” Carlisle said. “Memorial Day is an act of remembering.”