On Monday, May 28, 2012, at 10:30 a.m. the Rotary Club of North Rockland participated in The Memorial Day Ceremony led by Post 130 Commander, Don Joachim.  The ceremony included the WWII Monument Paver Unveiling  and our own President, Francis “Bud” Wassmer was the Master of Ceremonies.

The ceremony was attended not only by Rotary club members, but many family members and sponsors of the pavers.  The unveiling of the pavers at the WWII monument gave me the full meaning of Memorial Day as a solemn day of mourning, a sacred day of remembrance to honor those who paid the ultimate price for our country’s freedoms. 

It was a very moving ceremony as we watched families honor their loved ones who died protecting and preserving the freedoms we all enjoy.  The program included the Pledge of Allegiance, National Anthem, Reading of the Names of Those who made the Ultimate Sacrifice, Ringing of the Bell, Placing of the Wreath, Taps, and the Raising of the Flag to Full Staff.

On this special day, the Rotary Club of North Rockland led by its President, “Bud” gave thanks to our Heroes in a very small way by erecting this WWII Monument dedicated to The Greatest Generation.