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City’s Memorial Day ceremony highlighted by EHS Band performance

Members of the Everett Music Department presented a Memorial Day celebration: First Annual Arts in the Park Festival at Glendale Park on Tuesday.

Pictured from left to right: Everett Fire Department Honor Guard members Kevin DeVanna, Scott Hogan, Adam Ragucci, Daniel Lloyd and William Hurley.
Speakers during Tuesday’s Memorial Day ceremony at Glendale Park, pictured from left to right: Senator Sal DiDomenico, Zion Church Ministries Senior Pastor Bishop Robert Brown, Keynote Speaker US Army Major John Michael Cristiano, Veterans Commissioner Jeanne Cristiano, Mayor Carlo DeMaria, First Lady Stacy DeMaria, Immaculate Conception Church Pastor Joseph Chacha Marwa, School Supt. Priya Tahiliani and State Rep. Joseph McGonagle.
Everett Fire Dept. Honor Guard member Kevin DeVanna saluted during the final roll call of deceased Everett veterans killed in action.
Guest speaker US Army Major John-Michael Cristiano saluted during the final roll call.
Everett High School Music Teacher Brian Spencer hit the chime for each Everett veteran who died over the past year in battle.
Lafayette Treble Makers performed “Lift Every Voice and Sing.”
The award-winning Everett High School Marching Band will be performing in Washington, D.C., later this week.
Pictured from left to right: guest speakers State Rep. Joseph McGonagle, Commissioner of Veterans Services Jeanne Cristiano (United States Army veteran), Mayor Carlo DeMaria, First Lady Stacy DeMaria and Veterans Agent Gerri Miranda are shown during the playing of taps.
In his mayoral address, Mayor Carlo DeMaria said selfless is a word that came to mind when describing veterans.
The Everett High School A Capella group performed the National Anthem.
In his address, State Senator Sal DiDomenico said veterans understand the promises they make when they take the oath of office.
In his greetings from the House, State Rep. Joseph McGonagle named Everett veterans who died this past year.
US Army Major John-Michael Cristiano, who won numerous medals in action, gave the keynote address.
Zion Church Ministries Senior Pastor Bishop Robert Brown gave the invocation.
Emcee Jeanne Cristiano, who served in the United States Army, opened the ceremony.
The Everett High School String Orchestra performed “We are the World.”
Supt. of Schools Priya Tahiliani addressed the attendees.
Audience members watched the concert performances.
Pictured from left to right: State Senator Sal DiDomenico, Supt. of Schools Priya Tahiliani and Zion Church Ministries Senior Pastor Bishop Robert Brown salute during taps.

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