Oxford Memorial Day
Remembrance Walk and Ceremony
May 30th 10 am
Thank you to the hundreds of people who came out to remember and honor at this year’s Memorial Day Remembrance Walk and Ceremony.
Thank you to Bob Stewart and the members of the American Legion, Dr. Erin Kauppila and the students of the Oxford Area High School and Penns Grove Middle School bands, the Oxford Police Department, the Union Fire Company and Fire Police, the youth groups, Representative John Lawrence and County Commissioner Josh Maxell, Mayor Phil Harris and the hundred of families that chose to honor those that gave the ultimate sacrifice by partaking in the Remembrance Walk and Ceremony. To all our Veterans, we are forever grateful for your service.
Photos by Jim Coarse, Moonloop Photography
What Memorial Day Means to Me?
We asked community members what Memorial Day means to them.
It is with honor and privilege to have served this great nation. My service to this country nearly cost me my life. Instead, I merely sacrificed a leg. And none of it matters on this day because I did not pay the ultimate sacrifice. I got to come home when thousands of my fellow warriors and comrades before me did not. Today is their day. Today we remember the servicemembers who paid the ultimate sacrifice in the defense of the red, white, and blue.
This is the day we pay homage to all those who didn’t come home. This is not Veterans Day, it’s not a celebration, it is a day of solemn contemplation over the cost of freedom.
For my most influential High School teachers emphatically rehearsing, and helping me to understand the importance of General John Logan’s Order #11… then delivering it respectfully.
In polishing my spats and trumpet, honored to play TAPS after the ceremonies benediction, yet to this day, flinching at the sound of the Honor Guard firing those .30 caliber rifles…knowing it was coming, because you have watched your entire life.
Memories of so many Veteran friends our Oxford community has lost throughout the years, our true Hometown Heroes. May we diligently continue to honor them, remind our younger generations, and never forget what they did for us!
In 1991 as a senior at OAHS, Scott read Logan’s Order #11 at the Oxford Memorial Day event.
Lance Corporal Jeffrey A. Sanders, United States Marine Corps, Purple Heart Recipient