Memorial Day: Remembering Those Who Fought & Died

U.S. Marine Corps World War II veteran Eugene Blackwell, 89, of Manchester stands at attention and salutes the U.S. flag in Manchester during the Memorial Day parade. It turned out to be a picture-perfect day for the parade after the recent wet and cold weather system.

U.S. Marine Corps World War II veteran Eugene Blackwell, 89, of Manchester stands at attention and salutes the U.S. flag in Manchester during the Memorial Day parade. It turned out to be a picture-perfect day for the parade after the recent wet and cold weather system. Photograph by Patrick Raycraft

Deonnah Richburg, 6, of Manchester waves the U.S. flag atop her prime viewing spot along East Center Street at the Memorial Day parade in Manchester on Monday morning. The wet weather system moved out of the region to make way for a picture-perfect parade day.

Deonnah Richburg, 6, of Manchester waves the U.S. flag atop her prime viewing spot along East Center Street at the Memorial Day parade in Manchester on Monday morning. The holiday weekend’s wet weather system moved out of the region to make way for a picture-perfect parade day. Photograph by Patrick Raycraft

Savannah Giammarco, National All-American Miss Junior Teen wavea from her perch on the back of a convertable at the Middletown Memorial Day Parade on Main Street Monday morning.

Savannah Giammarco, National All-American Miss Junior Teen wavea from her perch on the back of a convertable at the Middletown Memorial Day Parade on Main Street Monday morning. Photograph by Michael McAndrews

Spectators line Main Street for the Middletown Memorial Day Parade Monday morning.

Spectators line Main Street for the Middletown Memorial Day Parade Monday morning. Photograph by Michael McAndrews

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