Memorial Day ceremonies were held in both counties on Sunday. In Mathews, bugler Charlie Brown from American Legion Post 83 performs “Taps” after Ron Lambert, Ray Fleischer and other members of the Honor Guard fired a rifle salute.
Cadet PO1 Sierra Ferrell of the Gloucester High School NJROTC escorts Abingdon Ruritan Club representative Kenny Richardson during the wreath-laying part of the Gloucester service.
Sheriff Mark Barrick shares the history of Memorial Day and stories of his uncle Ashton Muse Barrick, who fought alongside General George Patton, at American Legion Post 83 Headquarters in Mathews. Seated is post commander Jim Warren.
Commander M. Gray Wooten, the senior naval science instructor for the Navy JROTC program at Tabb High School in York County, talks about U.S. military history and the meaning of Memorial Day at American Legion Post 75 in Gloucester.
The crowd at the Gloucester ceremony takes part in the Pledge of Allegiance.
Ron Cottrill, commander of DAV Chapter 58, is escorted by Cadet Ensign Carter Hartley of the Gloucester High School NJROTC during the wreath laying ceremony in Gloucester.
Participants on the podium in Gloucester included, from left, American Legion Post 75 adjutant Richard Ward, commander Joseph Shine, guest speaker M. Gray Wooten and Legion Chaplain Robert Berry.
Veterans and others give a salute during the playing of "Taps" in Gloucester.
American flags to adorn the graves of veterans on Memorial Day were made available at the Mathews ceremony.