Swanton residents and leaders honored fallen soliders at the annual Memorial Day observance on May 27.
The morning started with a parade. It began at Swanton Elementary School and made its way to Memorial Park, where a ceremony was held.
Swanton Mayor Ann Roth read a Memorial Day proclamation.
“Generations of brave, selfless, patriotic men and women have served in our military, protecting and defending our nation, and countless warriors have laid down their lives in the ultimate sacrifice,” said Roth.
Swanton American Legion Murbach-Siefert Post #479 Commander Jim Dickman recognized the 100th anniversary of the American Legion. The American Legion was chartered by Congress in 1919 as a patriotic veterans organization. Today, membership stands at over two million in more than 13,000 posts worldwide.
The Swanton American Legion post honored World War II, Korea, Vietnam, Panama, Desert Storm, Iraq, and Afghanistan veterans at the ceremony as well.
To close the ceremony, a three-volley salute was performed prior to the playing of “Taps.”