Our Memorial Day ceremony was a great success. Many members of the community came out to support our Legionnaires, and wonderful speeches were given by our executive board members. Marlin Moore's brother and his wife, children and grandchildren were in attendance in remembrance of our patriots who gave their lives for the freedoms we all enjoy. We honored the Moore family, presenting them with a wreath of flowers courtesy of Field of Flowers, and commemorated Marlin and his sacrifice. Thanks to House of Bagels for their donation for breakfast, as well.
Staff Sergeant Marlin Moore was a World War II local hero. He served in the Army Air Corps and flew missions to liberate Europe from the Nazi stranglehold. He and his crew were shot down in August 1944. He is buried with the thousands of other hero Americans in Normandy, France. His younger brother John Moore served in the Army Artillery in the Pacific and survived. We send best wishes to this family of patriots.