Memorial Day – A Time to Remember

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Bruce Gordon, 1St. Vice Commander and Ira Williams, 2nd Vice Commander of American Legion Enrique Romero Nieves Post No. 102 examine the new flags being placed on the graves of veterans in the Kingshill Cemetery. (Linda Morland photo)
Bruce Gordon, 1st. Vice Commander and Ira Williams, 2nd Vice Commander of American Legion Enrique Romero Nieves Post No. 102 examine the new flags being placed on the graves of veterans in the Kingshill Cemetery. (Linda Morland photo)

Members of American Legion Enrique Romero Nieves Post No. 102 spent the Memorial Day weekend paying respect to Virgin Islanders who served their country with “the last full measure of devotion,” as Abraham Lincoln said.

The event took place in the Kingshill Cemetery on St Croix.

Ana Hernandez McIntosh places a wreath in honor of her husband, Gleston McIntosh and in remembrance all other veterans who have died. (Linda Morland photo)
Ana Hernandez McIntosh places a wreath in honor of her husband, Gleston McIntosh and in remembrance all other veterans who have died. (Linda Morland photo)
Flags adorn the graves of V.I. veterans who served their country. (Linda Morland photo)
Flags adorn the graves of V.I. veterans who served their country. (Linda Morland photo)
Veterans salute as Taps is played for all those who are remembered on Memorial Day. In the center is Ana Hernandez McIntosh, who placed the ceremonial wreath on the grave of her husband, Gleston McIntosh. (Linda Morland photo)
Veterans salute as Taps is played for all those who are remembered on Memorial Day. In the center is Ana Hernandez McIntosh, who placed the ceremonial wreath on the grave of her husband, Gleston McIntosh. (Linda Morland photo)

Original Source: https://stjohnsource.com/2019/05/27/memorial-day-a-time-to-remember/