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The annual Stow Memorial Day Ceremony, hosted by the city of Stow and the Acker-Moore Memorial Post, will honor those soldiers who made the ultimate sacrifice.
The ceremony will be May 29 at 10:15 a.m. at the Stow Cemetery on Kent Road.
The observance will begin with a march to the monument led by the color guard, the firing squad veterans, Scouts and the drums of the Stow-Munroe Falls High School Symphonic Band. The band and SMFHS choir will perform "America the Beautiful" and "God Bless America," when the veterans in attendance will be honored. The band and choir will be under the direction of Sandra Sandman and Nick Campagna.
In addition, the Symphonic Band will perform the "Valley Forge March." The students will also perform "The Star Spangled Banner" during the raising of the flag to full mast.
The Master Of Ceremonies will be Stow City Council President Mike Rasor.
Poppy Princess Chloe Monteleone and Poppy Prince Austen Nakoneczny will make an appearance.
Mayor Sara Kline will read a proclamation, followed by opening remarks from Paul Galido, 1st Vice, Commander, American Legion Post 175.
The Dedication of Wreaths will be offered by the Rev. Jim Case, V.F.W. and American Legion Post Chaplin, and Councilman Rasor.
Sandy Dawson, ALA vice president, will share a reading of "In Flanders Field"; Mandy Yannucci, of the American Legion Ladies Auxiliary, will read "The Young Dead Soldiers Do Not Speak" by Archibald Macleish; and Councilman Rasor will read the poem, "Memorial Day," by C.W. Johnson.
Rev. Case will read the Honor Roll of KIAa and MIAs. Attendees are also asked to remember the prisoners of war.
After the close of the ceremony, a wreath will be dedicated at the doughboy in front of Stow City Hall, followed by a reception at the Acker-Moore Memorial Post, 3733 Fishcreek Road in Stow.