Time: 18 minutes, 34 seconds
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This is Steve Sherlock with a special edition of Jerry's Story. Dad and I drove down to Westbrook, CT on Saturday June 6th to participate in the military honors ceremony for Jean H. Joyal coordinated by his brother Albert. The Westbrook Veterans Honor Guard and over 60 members of the Connecticut Chapter of the Patriot Guard Riders conducted the ceremony.
This audio recording will replay the ceremony almost in its entirety. I say almost as there was about 3 minutes edited out from the recording. This was the period when the Veteran Honor Guard had taken down the town flag and were folding it according to military protocol before passing it to the First Selectman, Noel Bishop.
Master of Ceremonies was Ken McCarthy
The Blessing was given by Pastor Reverend John W Wilson
A couple of notes on the recording:
- This ceremony did take place on the green in Westbrook, CT. Some traffic sounds will appear in the background.
- The ceremony started at 10:00 AM and during the flag ceremony, you will hear the local church bells ring ten times.
- There is also a persistent minor clanking At first I wasn't sure where the clanking came from. Then as I listened to this again I found that the sound stopped when the flag ceremony began. I realize that the clanking was from the flag rope and connectors flapping against the pole in the gentle morning breeze.
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The musical intro and closing is from the Podsafe Music Network featuring Alexander Shulgin