5-20-16 rosendale-memorial day

The 2016 Rosendale Memorial Day commemoration will include the dedication of a new stone at the Rosendale Veterans Memorial. The ceremony begins at 10 a.m. in the Rosendale Intermediate School south gymnasium.  The Rosendale High School Band will perform a song written by RHS Alumnus Dr. David Gillingham, a nationally renowned composer. The composition was performed at the high school spring concert and will be repeated May 30.   RHS Band Director James Blashe will lead the band in the song, “Home Again,” written by Gillingham, an internationally recognized composer for band and percussion music.  The 2016 Poppy Princess and the Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) Merit Citation winner will be announced. Also, winners of the Memorial Day Essay Contest and Poster Contest will be revealed.  Following the ceremony and weather permitting, local organizations including the VFW, Scouts, 4-H, Lions Club and the Laconia High School Band will march to the cemetery to conduct closing ceremonies at the Veterans Memorial.  Everyone is invited to bring flowers to decorate graves.