Memorial Day ceremony May 25 at Seaford Kiwanis Park

SEAFORD – Memorial Day tradition in Seaford continues Monday, May 25 with the ceremony at the Veterans’ Memorial in Kiwanis Park, located on Stein Highway and Atlanta Road.

The event, open to the public, is sponsored by the Seaford Veterans Committee.

Scheduled guest speaker is Command Chief Master Sergeant Steven J. Stinsky, United States Air Force, who is currently the 12th State Command Chief Master Sergeant for the Delaware Air National Guard.

A Memorial Day Parade will precede the ceremony. The parade route is Nylon Blvd., Locust St., Rodney St. to Farm St. for the ceremony at the Veterans’ Monument at Kiwanis Park.

Parade line-up at Pennsylvania Ave. and Nylon Blvd is 9:50 a.m., with parade step-off at 10:15 a.m.

Memorial Day service will start at 11 a.m.

A salute and recognition will be paid to all military personnel past and present, as well as any Gold Star Mothers in attendance.

Following the ceremony, there will be a dedication by City of Seaford and Sussex County representatives of a new monument to denote the “Veterans and Survivors Walkway.” This presentation will be followed by dedication of “memorial bricks” that have been placed along the walkway at monument site honoring those who have served their country.   .

In the event of inclement weather, the parade will be cancelled and the ceremony will be held at the Seaford High School auditorium at 11 a.m.

On behalf of the Seaford Veterans Committee, consisting of Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 4961, American Legion Posts 6 and 37, AMVETS Post 1694, Marine Corps League Detachment 780 and Disabled American Veterans Chapter 9, co-chairmen Joe Tune and Pete Bohn extend an invitation to the public to attend this event as the community memorializes and honors the service and sacrifices of all veterans who have or are serving this Country.

At 1:00 P.M., the American Legion Post 6 (Log Cabin) on Front Street, Seaford, and VFW Post 4961 on Middleford Road, Seaford, will hold open houses with lunch being served. These open houses are free and open to the public.

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