I wish to thank all those who made the Memorial Day Ceremony, 25 May 2015, such a tremendous success. This was only accomplished by the outstanding support provided by those involved in the planning process from its beginning several months ago to the final conduct of the ceremony. And, I wish to express my sincere thanks and appreciation for such dedication year after year. As I have done in the past, and continue to do, I am not going to attempt to name all those involved in this endeavor for fear of forgetting someone. That would be a mistake on my part. In addition, I would like to thank all those who braved the inclement weather and rain to attend the ceremony. You, as well as the planners mentioned above, made this a very successful endeavor. Again, I thank everyone for making this a special day. Finally, I would like to express my thanks to MG Steven A. Cray, Adjutant General of the State of Vermont, for his excellent presentation regarding Memorial Day.
Carroll A. “Bud” Ockert, COL. US Army, Ret