L/CPL Robert J. Slattery, Det #206, "SCUTTLEBUTT NEWS", Jun 2022 - #8
Memorial Day Celebration and Parade

Memorial Day started at the Hanover Community Center which had a breakfast of coffee, sweet rolls and begals. There were about 10 of us from Slattery there. It took place before the Memorial Day ceremonies from 7:30 to 8:15. Then we hopped over to the town hall for the flag raising and lowering to half staff. Some wreath laying and a gun salute. A few words and then we went to the high school for the start of the parade.

While waiting for the 9:30 start of the parade we were standing around talking. There were about a dozen of us when a female Army lieutenent (Lt. Shannon Ziccarello, US Army) walked up and asked when the American Legion’s spot would be. No one from the Legion was around and she was going to march with them. We told her she could join us if she’d like, and she did. We also had Sharon Einbinder, a female Marine officer, join us also. They lead our marching group.

Tony and Tom didn’t feel like walking so we more or less lead the parade in Tony’s white Corvette convertible. We were right in the front of the parade after the parade Grand Marshal and color guard. The parade ended at the American Legion.

Our Sharon Einbinder was the guest speaker and gave a very nice speech. Finally after several honorary plaques were given out and the high school band played while we stood in formation in the hot Sun, we were dismissed.

When that was finished they had hotdogs and beer/soda and ice cream. Nice day but far too much as it was 88 degrees and Sunny.

Semper Fi,

Tom Miller

Marines Care
Slattery Det206
Dept NJ
MCL National