Dunbarton - 31 May 2012: On Monday, May 28th, Memorial Day services were held on the Dunbarton Town Common with the Dunbarton American Legion Post #116 veterans in attendance. Gary MacCubbin, Major (Ret. USA) opened the services followed by a prayer by Ron Wanner, LTC (Ret. USAF). Charles Frost Jr., Col. (Ret. USA), TSGT5 Fred Mills, (Veteran WWII USA) and 2nd Class Petty Officer Fred Mullen (radioman – Navy) carried the flags for the services. Wreaths were placed on each of the 4 war memorials on the town common by Gary MacCubbin assisted by the children of the Dunbarton Silver Birch 4H club.
A parade walk followed to the Center Cemetery where a wreath was placed on the tomb of the unknown soldiers where 4 American flags are placed. There are four flags placed in each of the 4 town cemeteries for the same reason along with the grave site flags for the veterans. Fred Mills, Ron & Barbara Wanner, Lee and Fred Mullen put the American flags on the graves every year - Center Cemetery (119), East Cemetery (17), Pages Corner Cemetery (33), Stark Memorial Cemetery (7) for a total of 176 flags as of this year.
Our many thanks go out to our veterans and to the men and women who have paid the ultimate sacrifice for our country. God bless America and let FREEDOM ring!
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Members of the Dunbarton Amerian Legion Post #116 with members of the Silver Birch 4H of Dunbarton, NH