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New Ipswich celebrates Memorial Day a week before the official holiday. They do this to ensure that they can schedule a band and color guard for the afternoon parade. In the morning a smaller parade and ceremony are held in Smithville. This year we had a nice turnout of Veterans.
|Pete and Bonny Jo provided coffee and Nisu before the morning parade as they have for many years|
|A chance to meet up with the other vets|
|Morning service at the Smithville Cemetery|
|Decorating the Waters while the Navy Hymn was played|
|Dave Rust and his son Eric usually play echo taps at the morning and afternoon programs, however this year Eric is deployed in the Middle East.|
|Don Poirier and his family|