On behalf of Morris J. Edwards American Legion Post No. 168, I would like to thank parade chairman Tim Rice, Charlie Weaver, Dan Matis, Donnie Schoff, John Tennis, Walt Brown, Dawn Lamphere and Ken Conklin Jr. for their support and participation with the Memorial Day parade and attendant service.
We also are profoundly grateful to everyone who lined the parade route and gathered in Soldiers and Sailors Park for the ceremonies. Every year it is gratifying to see generations of families showing their respect, care and commitment for our members while sharing in our memories of those we have lost.
Finally, it would be remiss of me not to comment on the outstanding turnout by my brother and sister veterans.
General Norman Schwarzkopf once said "It doesn't take a hero to order men into battle. It takes a hero to be one of those men who goes into battle."
Each and every one of you exemplifies that.
Truly, I am humbled by, and proud of, your service to our community, our post and our nation.
God bless you all as he continues to bless these United States.
Commander, Morris J. Edwards American Legion Post No. 168, St. Johnsville