With perfect weather serving as a backdrop, Eddystone celebrated Memorial Day with its annual festivities. The day kicked off with a parade, much longer than in recent years, as the train made its way all through town. Veterans serving as the grand marshals led dozens of fire trucks and emergency response vehicles around town. All of the baseball, softball, and t-ball players, as well as some very wonderfully decorated bikes, followed the fire trucks. The annual ceremony at the monument followed, led by members of the V.F.W. The day ended with great activities in the field, fun games, and hot dogs. A great turnout decided to enjoy the fantastic weather and an opportunity to catch up with neighbors. The night ended with a spectacular fireworks display.
Noticeably missing from the day’s events was the political divide existing within the town for the last several months. And that is exactly as it should have been. While only 9.5% of people across the county voted, Eddystone can brag that about 60% of its registered voters came to the polls last week and chose their new leaders. That turnout was the same experts said came out during the last presidential election. So, it is safe to say that the majority of Eddystone made their selections and it is time to move on.
Yesterday was a perfect example of a community moving on together and celebrating together, whether it was on the parade route, at the monument or field, or in a backyard having a barbeque. Thanks goes out to all of the volunteers for putting together a great day for the families of Eddystone. Remember, Memorial Day is a day to honor those soldiers who have gone before us as they made the ultimate sacrifice defending our freedom. Take a moment today to remember these heroes, and their families.