Locals honor generations of sacrifices


Folks gather prior to the Sugar Grove Cemetery ceremony.

Folks gather prior to the Sugar Grove Cemetery ceremony.


Gary Huffenberger | News Journal

Bob Baker delivers a prayer at the ceremony.


Gary Huffenberger | News Journal

These kids and adults enjoy taking part in the parade on a float.


Gary Huffenberger | News Journal

Jim Alcorn served as speaker at the ceremony.


Gary Huffenberger | News Journal

The ceremony concludes with the playing of “Taps”.


Gary Huffenberger | News Journal

Motorcycles and classic vehicles always make a parade special.


Gary Huffenberger | News Journal

The parade’s Grand Marshal waves to onlookers.


Gary Huffenberger | News Journal

Wilmington Mayor John Stanforth, foreground, gave remarks at the ceremony. He read the names of many of the local veterans who have passed away over the last year.


Gary Huffenberger | News Journal

Mark Laymon and his appropriately attired dog Gunner take up their usual position along the parade route Monday morning.


Gary Huffenberger | News Journal

Veterans occupy the place of honor on a float Monday at Wilmington’s Memorial Day Parade through the downtown and to Sugar Grove Cemetery for a ceremony.


Gary Huffenberger | News Journal

Folks gather prior to the Sugar Grove Cemetery ceremony.

Bob Baker delivers a prayer at the ceremony.

These kids and adults enjoy taking part in the parade on a float.

Jim Alcorn served as speaker at the ceremony.

The ceremony concludes with the playing of “Taps”.

Motorcycles and classic vehicles always make a parade special.

The parade’s Grand Marshal waves to onlookers.

Wilmington Mayor John Stanforth, foreground, gave remarks at the ceremony. He read the names of many of the local veterans who have passed away over the last year.

Mark Laymon and his appropriately attired dog Gunner take up their usual position along the parade route Monday morning.

Veterans occupy the place of honor on a float Monday at Wilmington’s Memorial Day Parade through the downtown and to Sugar Grove Cemetery for a ceremony.

Folks gather prior to the Sugar Grove Cemetery ceremony.
https://www.wnewsj.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/22/2022/05/web1_woman_flag_c.jpgFolks gather prior to the Sugar Grove Cemetery ceremony. Gary Huffenberger | News Journal

Bob Baker delivers a prayer at the ceremony.
https://www.wnewsj.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/22/2022/05/web1_baker_c.jpgBob Baker delivers a prayer at the ceremony. Gary Huffenberger | News Journal

These kids and adults enjoy taking part in the parade on a float.
https://www.wnewsj.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/22/2022/05/web1_float_c.jpgThese kids and adults enjoy taking part in the parade on a float. Gary Huffenberger | News Journal

Jim Alcorn served as speaker at the ceremony.
https://www.wnewsj.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/22/2022/05/web1_speaker_c.jpgJim Alcorn served as speaker at the ceremony. Gary Huffenberger | News Journal

The ceremony concludes with the playing of “Taps”.
https://www.wnewsj.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/22/2022/05/web1_taps_c.jpgThe ceremony concludes with the playing of “Taps”. Gary Huffenberger | News Journal

Motorcycles and classic vehicles always make a parade special.
https://www.wnewsj.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/22/2022/05/web1_motorcycles_c.jpgMotorcycles and classic vehicles always make a parade special. Gary Huffenberger | News Journal

The parade’s Grand Marshal waves to onlookers.
https://www.wnewsj.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/22/2022/05/web1_grand_marshal_c.jpgThe parade’s Grand Marshal waves to onlookers. Gary Huffenberger | News Journal

Wilmington Mayor John Stanforth, foreground, gave remarks at the ceremony. He read the names of many of the local veterans who have passed away over the last year.
https://www.wnewsj.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/22/2022/05/web1_mayor_c.jpgWilmington Mayor John Stanforth, foreground, gave remarks at the ceremony. He read the names of many of the local veterans who have passed away over the last year. Gary Huffenberger | News Journal

Mark Laymon and his appropriately attired dog Gunner take up their usual position along the parade route Monday morning.
https://www.wnewsj.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/22/2022/05/web1_dog_c.jpgMark Laymon and his appropriately attired dog Gunner take up their usual position along the parade route Monday morning. Gary Huffenberger | News Journal

Veterans occupy the place of honor on a float Monday at Wilmington’s Memorial Day Parade through the downtown and to Sugar Grove Cemetery for a ceremony.
https://www.wnewsj.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/22/2022/05/web1_vfw_c.jpgVeterans occupy the place of honor on a float Monday at Wilmington’s Memorial Day Parade through the downtown and to Sugar Grove Cemetery for a ceremony. Gary Huffenberger | News Journal