OSWEGO, NY – On Memorial Day, Monday May 30, the Daughters of Union Veterans of the Civil War honored the men and women who served in the Army and Navy during the American Civil War 1861-1865.
Participating in the ceremonies held at Washington Square Park’s Civil War monument were various groups and organizations including Girl Scouts and Boy Scouts, U. S. Naval Sea Cadets, Fort Ontario, Commandery No. 32, George DeMass Town of Oswego Historian and the American Legion.
Opening prayers were offered by Rev, George A. Reed of Commandery No 32.
DeMass and Paul Lear, site manager at Fort Ontario, offered remarks.
Lt. George Hoffman of the U.S. Sea Cadets maintained an honor guard.
Renee Hall presented a wreath.
Carolyn Nelson of the Daughters of Union Veterans of the Civil War Tent 108 read a poem.
Marilyn Dirk, of Oswego, past state president of the DUVCW coordinated the event.