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MEMORIAL DAY CEREMONYMonday, May 27th 2019HINGHAM TOWN HALL11:00 Hrs / 11:00 am
The Town of Hingham Department of Veterans’ Services and the Hingham Veterans’ Council are proud to announce that the Annual Memorial Day Observance will be held Monday, May 27th 2019. The Hingham Town Moderator, Michael Puzo, will begin the ceremony promptly at 11:00 a.m. at HINGHAM TOWN HALL.
All Veterans [and their families], the HHS Band, and Scouts will be provided seating. Honor/Color Guards will be posted in the Veterans Monument, and the general public is invited to congregate in front of Town Hall [Please feel free to bring a chair].
The Hingham High School Band, under the direction of Brian Cincotta, will perform several pieces of patriotic music; as Student Athlete Nick Capodilupo sings his rendition of our National Anthem.
The Principal Speaker will be Hingham resident: SFC Roger Knight, US Army
Roger Knight is a graduate of Norwich University and served in the United States Army for eight years. After enlisting and completing the Special Forces Qualification Course, Roger earned his Green Beret and was assigned to the 7th Special Forces Group (Airborne) at Ft. Bragg, NC. While on a Special Forces Operational Detachment - Alpha, he served as the Weapons Specialist and later as the Intelligence Specialist. He deployed multiple times to countries in South America, and Afghanistan serving with the Joint Special Operations Task Force where he was awarded the Bronze Star twice for meritorious service in combat. Roger recently completed his studies in the Masters of Business Administration program at the Boston College Carroll School of Management. He is currently employed by Noble Supply & Logistics
After the official remarks, Town Clerk Eileen McCracken will read the names of those Hingham Veterans who have passed since Memorial Day 2018. Wreaths will be laid in honor of all those who have made the ultimate sacrifice, as the Bugler sounds TAPS.
At the conclusion of the ceremony, ALL Veterans and their families are invited for a buffet-style luncheon at the Grand Army of the Republic Memorial Hall, served by Hart Catering.
All student participants will be treated to ice cream, on site, provided by Nona’s of Hingham Square.
***In the event of inclement weather, the entire Ceremony will be conducted in the Sanborn Auditorium, Hingham Town Hall ***
Submitted By: K. Jermyn, VSO