Friday, May 11, 2018

How to get involved in 2018 Memorial Day celebrations by Dave Tanguay

It's hard to believe that Memorial Day will be here in the next few weeks. The American Legion Field-Allen Post 148 invites the community to the Windham Memorial Day Parade on Monday, May 28. The day will include events and ceremonies that will involve the Post’s 80th Anniversary Celebration of serving veterans in Windham.

This year, the Post hopes that the parade and the turnout will be the largest in several generations. 
There are a few things that can help in supporting this effort.  

First, if you would like to march or host a float in the parade to support veterans, please contact the Post at 892-1306.  Second, there are a number of veterans who no longer can march in the parade. Anyone who has a convertible vehicle and is willing to volunteer to carry a passenger or two in the parade would be most welcome contact the Post.

The Post Memorial Day Ceremony includes a Tolling of the Bell to honor the town's veterans who have passed away over the last year (from May 2017 to May 2018). If anyone is aware of a Windham Veteran that has passed away during this period please contact us. The following is a list of departed Veterans currently on file with the Post:

Thomas Levign, Roland Libby, Bernard Gardner, Kenneth Atherton, Edward Ahearn, Duane Heffron, Fred Collins, John S. Rollins, Gerald Bell, Gary Lombard, Robert Tofannell, Thomas Joyce Jr., Merle “Bo” Bowman Jr., Peter Dugas, Michael DeSimon, Raymond Kelso, Charles Spencer, Frank L. Lailer, John Williams, Jeffery Smith, Scott Briggs.

Please contact the Post Adjutant, Dave Tanguay (892-1306) if you can provide an entry in the parade, a vehicle to support a veteran or have additional names to be included for the Bell Tolling.

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