Photos by Carol Porter
Forgotten Soldiers Outreach held its 17th Annual “A Day to Remember” Memorial Day Service hosted by Palm Beach Memorial Park on Monday, May 30, 2022. The Master of Ceremonies was Jim Sackett, a veteran and a local veteran newscaster, and respected media personality.
The theme of this years’ service was “Honoring Our Military & Service Dogs”, and will include our Keynote Speaker, Staff Sergeant James Pabey, United States Marine Corps (Ret.), with his Service Dog Gunner received from Paws 4 Liberty.
The “Greetings from the Military” was provided by the United States Marine Corps Master Sergeant Nicholas J. Tock of the 4th ANGLICO.
Other participants of this family-friendly service included Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office Honor Guard, United States Marine Corp 4th ANGLICO Honor Guard, Boynton Beach Fire Department Honor Guard, Lake Worth High School Air Force JROTC, SantaLuces Community High School Army JROTC, Boy Scouts of America Troop 395, Cub Scouts of America Pack 241 and Girl Scouts Troops 20609 and 24501. Patriotic Music by Jessie Dez of The Victory Dolls & DJ – Andrew Poggis. There also was the traditional Wreath presentations by local organizations and individuals, as well as a special presentation of the Wreath of Honor presented by Senior Chief Michael Forjan with his Service Dog Brixie and CPO(SW)USCG Retired Eric C.M. Lundberg with his Service Dog Belle (both recipients of Paws for Liberty). There was also the very special DOVE RELEASE at the end of the ceremony.