By Priyanka Dayal | Telegram & Gazette | Telegram.com | May 29, 2011
PRINCETON â€” The church bells tolled as each name was called.
â€œJoseph M. Howe â€¦ Frank Williams â€¦ Forrest Lombard â€¦ Christopher J. Sullivan â€¦ Dan Kohlstrom.â€
Dozens of American-flag-clutching residents were in the Town Common yesterday, silently listening to the names of Princeton's fallen servicemen, from the 18 who died in the Civil War, to Mr. Sullivan and Mr. Kohlstrom, who died in Operation Iraqi Freedom.
John P. Mollica, who read the names, said Memorial Day is personal for Princeton.
â€œThe people we are here to honor are not distant,â€ he said. â€œThey're with us in spirit, and their families are still here.â€
Princeton observed Memorial Day with a two-hour ritual that included a parade of veterans, Boy and Girl Scouts and two color guard units. Read the rest of this entry »