Huntington Honors Its War Dead

The Town of Huntington honored its war dead Sunday with a laying of wreaths, a three-volley salute and the playing of taps, in a moving ceremony at Town Hall.

Veterans of at least three wars–World War II, Korea and Vietnam–were on hand and helped lay the wreaths, while speakers, led by Supervisor Ed Smyth, reminded residents of the sacrifices of service members, and that the holiday is set aside to honor the dead.

This year’s ceremony cited World War II service members known as “Ghost Army Soldiers,” who specialized in staging ruses to deceive German soldiers.

 

Memorial Day events continue Monday with a series of parades and services around Huntington.

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