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Springfield's Memorial Day, The Tradition Continues

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Brigadier General Edward Chrystal, Deputy Adjunct General is the Grand Marshall and Committeewoman Geri Bujnowski Credits: Matt Kurinzi
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Brigadier General Edward Chrystal, Deputy Adjunct General is the Grand Marshall hand shake Credits: Matt Kurinzi
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Memorial Day Crowd Credits: Matt Kurinzi
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Deputy Mayor Maria Vassallo Credits: Matt Kurinzi
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National Anthem Credits: Matt Kurinzi
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School Band Credits: Matt Kurinzi
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POW / MIA banner being placed Credits: Matt Kurinzi
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The Wreath Credits: Matt Kurinzi
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SPRINGFIELD, NJ - Grey skies and rain couldn't keep the spirit of Memorial Day away within the hall of Raymond Chisholm Community Center.
 
The audience heard poems and songs of America from the "American Creed", to Lee Greenwood’s “Proud to be and American”, and a “You’re a grand Old Flag”.

The speeches were made to highlight the importance of what Memorial Day is about and means.  The soldiers who have died are to be remembered not just for their memory and sacrifice, but also  for their friends and family and fellow solders who fought along with them.

The rain was still pouring down at the end of the ceremony and everyone was invited to the high school for free hotdogs and drinks from the Elk's Club.  Most importantly everyone was invited to the updated Veterans Memorial Park across the street to honor Springfield’s Solders and remember their contribution to America's Freedom.

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