Memorial Day celebration commences in Sussex County
GEORGETOWN, Del. – As people continue to celebrate Memorial Day weekend, a long standing tradition commenced in Sussex County Delaware.
In Georgetown, community members, state and county officials and veterans gathered to honor and remember the fallen. Between songs and powerful speeches, the community took time from the dreary day to thank the few and the proud.
The ceremony concluded with memorial wreaths being placed by local veterans groups and service organizations like the Kiwanis’s BBQ, and Boy scouts of America. State and town officials say, after the difficult year the country experienced they felt honored to bring people together to remember those who lost their lives in battle.
“May we never forget that freedom, isn’t free. In memory of many and memory of all. We don’t know them all but we owe them all, now that’s a true statement right there,” says Mayor of Georgetown, Bill West. “It’s a great honor to be the mayor of this town and represent the people of this community.”
The ceremony also featured a rifle salute executed by members of the 198th signal battalion, Delaware National Guard.