Kenilworth honors its dead

As we set out to enjoy a long holiday weekend, many of us will pause to remember and honor the sacrifices that make our enjoyment possible, and the people who made those sacrifices.

The tiny (population 2,400, 0.6 square miles) Village of Kenilworth, where I lived for several years, hosts one of the area’s more impressive Memorial Day celebrations. It’s held the weekend before Memorial Day, to facilitate maximum participation.

In the video above, from 2007, then Village President T. Tolbert Chisum solemnly intones the names and home addresses of the Kenilworth residents who died in war, as Kenilworth scouts plant a flag for each of them, and the band plays the Battle Hymn of the Republic. Watch the parade and more of the ceremony at our Kenilworth playlist at YouTube.

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