Memorial Day in Groveport 2017

Messenger photos by Rick Palsgrove
Groveport remembered its fallen veterans with its traditional Memorial Day parade and ceremony in the Groveport Cemetery on May 29. American Legion Robert Dutro Post 486 organized the Groveport ceremony as well as ceremonies at Asbury Cemetery in Madison Township and Lockbourne’s Fernwood Cemetery. Pictured here are Girl Scouts gathering flowers that they placed on the more than 80 graves of military veterans in the Groveport Cemetery.
Veteran Donald Kershner places the memorial wreath during the Groveport Memorial Day ceremony as his son and fellow veteran, John Kershner, looks on. Three generations of the Kershner family, including John’s son, Jared, have served in the military over the past 50 years.
Katie Cordle of the Groveport Madison High School Marching Cruisers band was one of two trumpeters who played “Taps” at the end of the Groveport ceremony.
Warren Motts, director of Motts Military Museum, was the keynote speaker at the Groveport ceremony. Motts said of military veterans, “They should never be forgotten.”
A group of military veterans gathered around the flag poles in the Groveport Cemetery.
The Groveport Madison High School Marching Cruisers band performing “The “Star Spangled Banner” at the Groveport Memorial Day ceremony.
Legion Riders from American Legion Robert Dutro Post 486 riding in the Groveport Memorial Day parade.



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