Day to remember

Day to remember

Dawn Bastian, along with Dian Clark, places roses on graves of fallen veterans to the song “Faded Coat of Blue” during the Clarkston Memorial Day Service at Lakeview Cemetery. They were dressed in 19th century black veils and gowns, as mourners did after the Civil War. Photos by Phil Custodio

A crowd gathered in Depot Park and Lakeview Cemetery, Monday, to kick off the summer season with a Memorial Day Service, hosted by American Legion Post 63 of Clarkston.
The Post 63 Honor Guard led a march, including veterans, Terry Shelswell’s military vehicles, and the Clarkston High School Marching band, from the park to the cemetery. The ceremony was in memory of fallen veterans, and to honor all those who served.

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Kayla Sanders sings the National Anthem during the flag raising.
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Keith Marbutt, American Legion Post 63 commander, salutes Vince Alonzi of Clarkston, U.S. Navy veteran of the Vietnam War.