Reverend John Balcom, a WW2 vet, at the podium enthralling a young listener
While the Amherst Memorial Day parade portion of the remembrance is a brief affair, taking only 10 minutes to clear town center, the ceremony at the War Memorial Field is a lot longer and far more somber.
But the solemn event was still punctuated by unscripted reminders of what our freedom represents: the rights of children to grow up in a land that respects individuality, allowing you -- nay, even encouraging you -- to stand out from the crowd.
A young spectator checks the volume levels on a speaker for the Town Manager
A photogenic young lad strikes a prayerful pose
Amherst town leaders do what leaders do: lead the parade thru Amherst Town center
Girl Scouts and a dog
Rounding a corner at War Memorial Field
Good sized crowd in attendance
VFW and Legion Color Guard, APD salute
Representative Ellen Story reminds the crowd that 750,000 Americans perished in the Civil War
Amherst Regional High School Chorale
AFD Chaplain Bruce Arbour gives keynote address