Honoring Island veterans


Veterans and active duty military joined in a parade on Saturday in Oak Bluffs marking Veterans Day.

Members of the U.S. Coast Guard Station Menemsha led the procession. Leading and speaking during a ceremony included Jo Ann Murphy; Commander of the American Legion post 257; Tom Norbury, commander of the local VFW; Reverend Stephen Harding; and Gail Barmakian, who read the governor’s Veterans Day address.

Earlier in the morning, 300 American flags were placed at the Oak Grove Cemetery in Tisbury.


  1. Wow & thank you!
    I just read your Oct 26 Voices of Veterans.
    This piece is magnificent.
    All the veterans are sensational – for their service and for sharing their experiences. I am not a veteran, but have friends and family members who have served from WWII to present.

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