Memorial Day Observed in Impromptu Martinsburg Gathering
May 28, 2020
Although the official Memorial Day parade and observances were cancelled in light of the COVID-19 restrictions, private individuals gathered via word of mouth and social media at Fairview Cemetery in Martinsburg on Monday morning, May 25, to continue the tradition.
Philip Waite, Central High School history teacher and pastor at Target One Ministries, Martinsburg, opened in prayer and then read the names of the 46 citizens from the Cove who gave their lives in ultimate sacrifice for their nation.
He related that POW and long-time assistant principal at Spring Cove Middle School Joseph Conlon...