2020 Rye Memorial Day Ceremony
On Monday, May 25, 2020 the Town of Rye will release a video of this year's Memorial Day Ceremony on the Town of Rye Website (www.town.rye.nh.us). The Master of Ceremony and Guest Speaker is Bill Epperson, Selectman, Rye, NH.
Patriotic songs are sung by Karrie Burnett with a special performance by the New Hampshire Police Association Pipes and Drums. The Pledge of Allegiance is led by Bill Epperson and a wreath donated by the Rye Lions is placed at Central Cemetery by Rye Police Chief Kevin Walsh and Rye Fire Chief Mark Cotreau in memory of our Veterans.
Philip Winslow, Selectman on behalf of the Board of Selectman including Keriann Roman and Bill Epperson acknowledges the recipients of the Rye Recreation Memorial Day Poster and Writing Contest who attend Rye Elementary School and Rye Junior High School. The Poster Contest Award recipients are: Grade K, Claire Medros; Grade 1, Julian Dumas; Grade 2, Griffin Birr. The Writing Contest Award recipients are: Grade 4, Hunter Dedeus, Shoal Panek, Liam Saunders, and Brody Tynan; Grade 5, Aidan Piela; Grade 7, Stella Piela. The recipients are featured in the video displaying their artwork and reading their writings. Reverend Ronald Lavoie of Rye Congregational Church gives the invocation and Reverend Boniface Agbata of Saint Theresa Church, Rye Beach, NH provides the benediction.
The Town of Rye has lost soldiers, sailors, airmen, marines and merchant seamen in armed conflicts and the American Revolution. The Town also remembers on this occasion those firemen and police officers who were lost in the line of duty. The 2020 Rye Memorial Day Ceremony video is produced by Bob Glowacky, Rye Resident and Lee Arthur, Rye Recreation Director.