In memory forever

Vicki Hamm, teacher Mike Ovius, Gedeon Pil, and Alyssa Laslovich
The eighth-grade students (kneeling) make sure the younger students don't follow the flowers into the harbor. (From left) Vicki Hamm, teacher Mike Ovius, Gedeon Pil, and Alyssa Laslovich.

By Pat Waring - May 31, 2007

Tisbury School children remember those who fought and died for our country by marching to the sea and throwing flowers into the water. The annual March to the Sea was held on May 25 and began at the school. The parade of children walked up Main Street to Owen Park where, grade by grade, the students threw their flowers into the harbor.

Parents and members of the community assembled at the flag pole in the park and listened to a short speech by retired United States Army Sgt. (Mountain Ski Troops) Mev Good, one of the representatives of the military. After a stirring rendition of the "Star Spangled Banner" sung by eighth-grader Ashleen Cafarelli, the flag was lowered and then raised again.

Each year as the children march to the sea we pause to remember those who did not come home and say thank you to those who continue to serve.

Jack Creighton
First-grader Jack Creighton.
Myllena De'Oliviera, Ben Tillman, Maggie Burke, Lily Pigott, Genny Kent, Matthew Medeiros, and Judy Baynes
(From left) Myllena De'Oliviera, Ben Tillman, Maggie Burke, Lily Pigott, Genny Kent, Matthew Medeiros, and Judy Baynes. Photos by Ralph Stewart
Robert Goodall, Will Brugiere, and Veronica Wendt
The Vineyard Montessori School joined in the march last Friday. (From left) Robert Goodall, Will Brugiere, and Veronica Wendt.