POUND RIDGE, N.Y. – Pound Ridge’s Memorial Day celebration will begin at noon on Monday, May 27, when people gather on Pound Ridge Burial Hill, across the road from the Town Park on Westchester Avenue.
Welcoming comments by Town Supervisor Gary Warshauer will be followed by the Invocation delivered by Pastor Lori Miller of the Pound Ridge Community Church.
Members of the Pound Ridge Fire Department will lead the crowd in the Pledge of Allegiance, Barbara Earle will sing the National Anthem accompanied by the Bearcats Band, and Edward Lucas will be the guest speaker.
A Prayer for Peace will be delivered by Rabbi Nancy Wiener of the Pound Ridge Jewish Community Chavurah, followed by the Mt. Kisco Scottish Pipes and Drums playing “Amazing Grace” and other selections.
A floral tribute honoring Sgt. Thomas J. Murphy, recipient of the Congressional Medal of Honor, will be presented by the Pound Ridge Garden Club. The wreath of honor will be laid by the Pound Ridge Girl Scouts and Boy Scouts.
After a Fusillade by the volunteer firefighters, Taps by the Bearcats Band and Benediction by Monsignor George Thompson of St. Patrick’s Roman Catholic Church, Barbara Earle will lead the crowd in singing “America the Beautiful.”
Everyone is then invited to march across the street to the Town Park, where ice cream and barbecue will be provided by a consortium of civic organizations including the Lions Club and Scotts Corner Market, while the Bearcats fill the air with holiday music.
The swimming pool in the Pound Ridge Town Park will be open until 7 p.m. for the use and enjoyment of all residents and their guests, free of charge.
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