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HE Hugues Sanon, Mayor Sundquist, CE PJ Wendel and Sen George Borrello took part in Jamestown' Memorial Day parade"

County Executive PJ Wendel, Ambassador Hugues Sanon and Sen George Borrello

From left to right: County Executive PJ Wendel, Ambassador Hugues Sanon and Sen George Borrello Salute and Honor our heroes who did not make it home

Jamestown NY relaunched its Memorial day Parade

" Greatness is the fruit of sacrifice and courage."”
— Dr. Hugues Sanon
CHAUTAUQUA COUNTY, NY, UNITED STATES, June 1, 2023/ -- After three years of absence due to COVID-19, the first public event for Memorial Day at the Lakeview Cemetery was held Monday May 29, 2023, with Mayor Mayor Sundquist, CE PJ Wendel , Senator George Borrello and Ambassador Hugues Sanon who Marched the parade as Hundred of Jamestown residents lined up at both sides of Prendergast street to applaud and cheer their leaders.

In a special collaboration, Collaborative Children's Solutions and the Blue Star Mothers organization helped coordinate and oversee the Jamestown parade and the ceremony held at Lakeview Cemetery.

Among those marching was the Jamestown Police Department Honor Guard, the Jamestown High School marching band and the Cadets Drum and Bugle Corps. Also, the Jamestown Municipal Band played patriotic hymns as the color guard entered.

At the beginning of the ceremony, Mrs. Kathleen Collver, vice president of the Blue Star Mothers, gave the welcoming address, and her husband, Vietnam veteran Stan Collver who was the MC introduced Reverend Doug Kibbe for the invocation.

Also, at the program, County Executive PJ Wendel was called upon to read the Pledge of Allegiance, Senator George Borrello read the Preamble to the Constitution, and Jamestown Mayor Eddie Sundquist presented the wreath on behalf of the city of Jamestown NY.

The program also included remarks by: Kameron Brooks , National Anthem by Jamestown Municipal Band, Flanders Field by Olivia Beach, Flag Raising by George G. Schwob III and Hugh Golden, Riffle Volley by Dam Kell and president Susan Rowley read the Gold Star Heroes.

"Each year we celebrate Memorial Day as an opportunity to think back on those who have paid the ultimate price for freedom, justice, and a safe America. Through blood, sweat, and tears, we built our country on these fundamentals, and we are soberly reminded that our comfortable lives are not without cost', Mayor Eddie Sundquist said".

Other Statements from officials:

"It was a great honor to march in the Jamestown Memorial Day parade and read the Pledge of Allegiance at the Blue Star Mother’s Ceremony. Each year, we pay tribute to the men and women who paid the ultimate sacrifice for our freedom. It was an honor to walk alongside Ambassador Hugues Sanon and spend time with his family. The Ambassador shared in our dedication to those who paid the ultimate sacrifice in defense of our country. It doesn’t matter if you are from the United States or any other country in this world, the price of freedom is not free and we must remember those who have given all', said the County Executive PJ Wendel who spoke to Reporters as Hundred American flags lined the Lakeview cemetery, representing some of Jamestown's military members who died in service from the Revolutionary War to the present.

"As we all know, Memorial Day is an holiday that is observed to honors the men and women who sacrificed their lives while serving in the U.S. military. So, my wife Emmanuella and I are very honored to have joined the Executive PJ Wendel, Mayor Eddie Sundquist and Senator George Borrello at the Memorial day parade to remember and honor all our heroes who have left us while fighting for this great nation", Global Peace Ambassador Hugues Sanon who moved to Jamestown NY", told the News.', "America without its soldiers would be like a Christian without the Holy Spirit," hammered the special envoy for international relations at the United Nations for the council for Justice, equality and Peace/ vice-president of the UN-accredited global organization for sustainable development and the global Ambassador for the FDWA, Dr. Hugues Sanon who recently moved to Jamestown.

"I must also thank Mr. Stan Collver and Mrs. Kathleen Collver for inviting us to the memorial service at Soldiers Circle". "It was such a great to see County Executive PJ Wendell, who led the Pledge of Allegiance, and Senator George Bordello, who delivered the preamble to the Constitution and our very dear Mayor Eddie Sundquist who presented the wreath on behalf of the city of Jamestown and we were happy to see Pastor pastor Mark and his family, as well as Pastor Doug Kibbe, concluded Ambassador Hugues Sanon

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