Services honor the fallen
BY STACI WILSON
Hundred of people gathered in Montrose Monday for the Memorial Day service and wreath presentation honoring those who have fallen in service to theUnited States.
Lt. Colonel (Retired U.S. Army) Patrick Miner served as the featured speaker in Montrose.
Miner, son of Montrose VFW Commander John Miner, thanked family members of soldiers and spoke about the Civil War memorial on the Green where the ceremony took place.
“Go ahead and celebrate, yes, but take a moment to reflect,” Miner said.
Rachael Grosvenor, of Brooklyn Twp., winner of the Voice of Democracy essay contest read her entry to the crowd with the title, “Is there pride in serving in the military?”
Grosvenor read, “Those VFWs of the past, as well as those serving today, feel a great pride and privilege to be protecting the country that they love.”
“So when you ask me if there is pride in serving our military, I will answer with a very adamant ‘yes.’ It can be proven just by taking a look at what all of those serving are willing to give up… by all those who died in the service of our country,” she said.
Anastasia Hester was the winner of district level Patriot’s Pen contest.
Montrose parade entry winners were the Sea Scouts; Boy Scout Troop 88; and United Fire Company, Montrose. The Commander’s Choice award went to the MontroseDARChapter.
Staff writer Pat Farnelli contributed to this report.