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Honoring those who gave all
The Goochland Gazette - 6/18/2018
American Legion Post 215's annual Memorial Day Ceremony was held on May 28th at the Courthouse Green. Their Guest of Honor was John Stillwell, U.S. Navy Retired, who served 34 years starting in 1964 and retiring as a Captain in 1998. Del. John McGuire, a former U.S.Navy Seal, served as Master of Ceremonies. A wreath was laid at the Veterans Memorial by the Ladies Auxiliary President Janice Nelson and her daughter, Jenna. The Prisoners of War (POW) and Missing In Action (MIA) were honored via a reading done by CJ Jordan, U.S. Army Veteran and Draping of the Chair by Howard Simmons, U.S. Army Veterans. Chaplain Captain David C. Clark, U.S. Air Force Reserve and U.S. Army Veteran and Dustin Grefe, U.S. Navy Veteran gave the Invocation and Benediction respectfully. The future of Goochland and America was represented via the Boy Scouts, Boys State Participants, Girls State Participants, Goochland High School MCJROTC Honor Guard, and the Goochland School Mixed (High School and Middle School) Band. The ceremony was closed with Firing Detail Honors by Marine CorpsLeague Honor Guard and Taps being played by Daniel Linnabary, U.S. Marine Retired. Above, members of the Marine CorpsLeague Honor Guard Lou Seigel, Joe Washington, Chuck Fasion, Bruce Russel, and Greg Lee.