Despite falling snow and bone-chilling temperatures, scores of residents attended Enfield’s sixth annual Wreaths Across America ceremony at high noon Saturday in St. Patrick’s King Street Cemetery.
The solemn event, hosted by Cindy Mangini of the Daughters of the American Revolution, was held in remembrance of 74 Enfield servicemen who have perished in action since World War I, as well as honoring those formerly or currently serving in the U.S. Army, Marines, Navy, Air Force, Coast Guard and Merchant Marines.
After brief remarks by Mayor Scott Kaupin and Enfield Veterans Council chairman Ted Plamondon, the names of those who have fallen were read by members of Enfield’s fire, police and emergency medical services departments.
Boy and Girl Scouts assisted members of the town’s two American Legion posts and the Amvets in placing the wreaths on the stands. The ceremony concluded with a rifle salute by American Legion Post 154, followed by a stirring rendition of “Taps” by Jonathan Worley.