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[VIDEO] Memorial Day Parade Steps Off With Style

The parade featured old favorites – the Kentish Guard, the Varnum Continentals – and some new acts – the Cycling Murrays, and a barbarshop quartet.


It’s Taps that gets to Leigh Botello, East Greenwich Town Clerk and partner-in-parades with Carl Hoyer.

She wasn't alone when first one trumpter played the mournful tune and then, just as he finished, another trumpter, across the street, picked up the tune.

Together with the recitation of the Gettysburg Address – done flawlessly this year by OLM seventh grader Sean Noonan – it makes for a solemn finish to a joyous parade. Fitting and proper that it should be so.

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