LaurelHurst and LaurelWoods gather to observe Memorial Day

Published 8:57 am Tuesday, June 11, 2013

The LaurelHurst singers led by Judy Sublett.

The LaurelHurst singers led by Judy Sublett.

LaurelHurst and LaurelWoods observed Memorial Day with a flag presentation, poetry and singing.

The Polk County Memorial Honor Guard including our favorite, Howard Green, led the program with the presentation of the flags, Pledge of Allegiance and singing of the National Anthem.

The LaurelHurst singers followed with patriotic songs such as “I Like the Sound of America,” “White Cliffs of Dover” and “God Bless America.”  Residents observed a moment of silence, learned the history of and received poppies made by disabled veterans and heard poems such as “In Flanders Fields” and “The Mother of a Soldier.”

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Veterans were recognized including Sgt. Nardina Piccari, who was in the US Army Nursing Core during WWII and men from all branches of the service.

One resident summed up the day in a great way when he said, “It’s so important to remember.”

– article submitted by Jennifer Thompson