Memorial Day White Dove Release Kent, Ct.
White doves released in Kent, CT on Memorial Day 2012.
We let the white doves loose following a short prayer in the Saint Andrews Church cemetery. It was quite a sight for all to see. The doves were all home by sunset, and circled overhead just as the last poles were being placed for our tipi. It was a perfect night for the inaugural fire, with moon, stars, friends and guests on hand to witness the soft pulsing glow of firelight coming from inside.
KENT — The Kent Memorial Day parade will take place Monday, organizing at Kent Center School on Judd Avenue at 9 a.m. for a 9:30 start.
In the event of rain there will be no parade, but ceremonies will be held at the school.
A flyover by the Connecticut Air National Guard will take place, weather permitting.
The parade will start at the school and turn right onto Route 341, entering St. Andrew’s Cemetery through the west gate, where the Rev. Roger White of St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church will offer a prayer, followed by a 21-gun salute and taps.
After leaving the cemetery, the parade will turn left onto Route 341, head east across Route 7 and stop in front of veterans’ memorial on Veterans Way.
The color guard and veterans will continue to the veterans memorial, where World War II veteran Robert Bauer will place a wreath at the monument and the Rev. Thomas Berberich of Sacred Heart Church will offer a prayer. A 21-gun salute and taps will follow.
The color guard and veterans will meet up with the rest of the parade at the Civil War monument on Route 7, where Charlotte Lindsey of the Kent Veterans Committee will place a wreath at the monument, the “Gettysburg Address” will be read by a Kent Center School student, a prayer will be offered by the Rev. David McIntosh, and a 21-gun salute and Taps will take place.
From there, the parade will continue north, stopping at the Kent Memorial Library.
At the library, Korean War veteran Jerry White will place a wreath, the names of the deceased Kent veterans who died of injuries received in combat will be read by First Selectman Bruce Adams, “America the Beautiful” will be sung by Bethany Keck, the Kent Center School band will perform, Berberich will offer a prayer, and a 21-gun salute and echo will be heard.
The parade will continue north on Route 7, concluding at the Kent Congregational Church Cemetery, where the Rev. Melinda Keck will offer a prayer.
A 21-gun salute and taps will take place at the end of each portion of the parade.
“ABOUT | Saint Andrew’s Episcopal Church
Saint Andrew’s Parish was organized in 1806, and has been worshiping in the stone church at the corner of Routes 7 and 341 since 1826. The building is one of the earliest examples of the Gothic Revival style in the nation.
Saint Andrew’s has a long tradition of outreach and has a special relationship with L’Ecole le Bon Samaritain in Port-au-Prince, Haiti. It also has well-established choir and is host to numerous concerts each year, including performances by the Kent Singers, Sherman Chamber Ensemble and also faculty and student artists from Kent School. The annual Christmas Bazaar on the Saturday before Thanksgiving, draws shoppers from throughout Litchfield County and upstate New York, as does the annual Tag Sale at the beginning of August.
The Reverend Roger B. White has been Rector of the parish since 1985. A native of Chicago, he is an alumnus of Yale Graduate School and Yale Divinity School.”