Community gathers for Memorial Day service

On Memorial Day morning, people gathered to honor the nation’s fallen soldiers, sailors, and aviators, at Veterans Memorial Park at Beacon Hill.

The John C. Gainous Veterans of Foreign Wars Post number 10069 hosted a service for those on the park’s lawn, shadowed by the park’s half mast flags.

Opening marks were offered by Brian Cahill, and colors were posted by the Port St. Joe High School JROTC Honor Guard.

Robert Ray led those gathered in the Pledge of Allegiance, Wess Kramer provided the divine blessing and seven year-old Paris Joy Sutherland sang the national anthem.

Then, the colors were retired, and General Logan’s General Order Number 11, the order declaring Memorial Day a national holiday, was read before the Trilogy was sung by Sharon Call.

Officers Robert Ray, Alan Wetzstein, Jeff Bushue, Brian Cahill and Natalie Dolan then adorned a memorial with flowers and greenery. Taps were played before the ceremony drew to a close.

Meet the Editor

David Adlerstein, The Apalachicola Times’ digital editor, started with the news outlet in January 2002 as a reporter.

Prior to then, David Adlerstein began as a newspaperman with a small Boston weekly, after graduating magna cum laude from Brandeis University in Waltham, Massachusetts. He later edited the weekly Bellville Times, and as business reporter for the daily Marion Star, both not far from his hometown of Columbus, Ohio.

In 1995, he moved to South Florida, and worked as a business reporter and editor of Medical Business newspaper. In Jan. 2002, he began with the Apalachicola Times, first as reporter and later as editor, and in Oct. 2020, also began editing the Port St. Joe Star.

Wendy Weitzel The Star Digital Editor

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