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Published: 5/25/2012


Waite H.S. holds Memorial Day program

Waite High School played host to the 97th Annual Memorial Day program, Thursday, May 24, 2012. In attendance were former Tuskegee Airmen, Rep. Marcy Kaptur (D., Toledo), and members of various American Legion Posts. CLICK ANY IMAGE TO VIEW FULL PHOTO, START SLIDE SHOW.

Ret. Col. Harold Brown, a former Tuskegee Airman, left, greets Rep. Marcy Kaptur while Rev. Dr. Otis J. Gordon, Jr. center looks on during the 97th Annual Memorial Day program. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Ret. Col. Harold Brown, a former Tuskegee Airman, left, greets Rep. Marcy Kaptur while Rev. Dr. Otis J. Gordon, Jr....
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Ed Reiter, with the American Legion Post 537, stands at attention after presenting the colors during the 97th Annual Memorial Day program. This year's program 'Courage Knows No Color' had a tribute to the Tuskegee Airmen. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Ed Reiter, with the American Legion Post 537, stands at attention after presenting the colors during the 97th Annual Memorial ...
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John Hatfield, with the American Legion Post 537, stands at attention after presenting the colors. Enlarge | Buy This Photo John Hatfield, with the American Legion Post 537, stands at attention after presenting the colors.
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Toledo Police Post 512 American Legion Commander George Wagner  salutes the flag during the presentation of the colors. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Toledo Police Post 512 American Legion Commander George Wagner salutes the flag during the presentation of the colors.
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A white cross for WWII veteran Joseph Ramasocky stands with the crosses on the lawn of Waite High School during the 97th Annual Memorial Day program. Enlarge | Buy This Photo A white cross for WWII veteran Joseph Ramasocky stands with the crosses on the lawn of Waite High School during ...
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Toledo Firefighter David Gallaher plays a musical accompaniment while the crowd processes from the gymnasium to the memorial. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Toledo Firefighter David Gallaher plays a musical accompaniment while the crowd processes from the gymnasium to the memorial.
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Ret. Col. Harold Brown, a former Tuskegee Airman, places a wreath near the memorial. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Ret. Col. Harold Brown, a former Tuskegee Airman, places a wreath near the memorial.
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Ret. Col. Harold Brown, a former Tuskegee Airman,  stands near  the memorial during the 97th Annual Memorial Day program. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Ret. Col. Harold Brown, a former Tuskegee Airman, stands near the memorial during the 97th Annual Memorial Day program.
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Carnations are laid on the named bricks at Wait High School during the 97th Annual Memorial Day program. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Carnations are laid on the named bricks at Wait High School during the 97th Annual Memorial Day program.
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Marty Pirolli, center, with the VFW Post 4906, salutes the memorial amidst the crowd. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Marty Pirolli, center, with the VFW Post 4906, salutes the memorial amidst the crowd.
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Amanda Blossom, front, plays 'TAPS' after the 21 Gun Salute from the Marine Corps League, in back, during the 97th Annual Memorial Day program at the Waite High School. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Amanda Blossom, front, plays 'TAPS' after the 21 Gun Salute from the Marine Corps League, in back, during the 97th ...
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Kaleigh Thayer, left, is comforted by friend Christopher Sutton, right,  during the 97th Annual Memorial Day program. Miss Thayer said that her uncle serves in the military but she has not lost any family members to war. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Kaleigh Thayer, left, is comforted by friend Christopher Sutton, right, during the 97th Annual Memorial Day program. Miss Thayer said ...
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Dianne LaMantia, from Curtice, Ohio, looks at the memorial after placing a flower in the vase during the ceremony. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Dianne LaMantia, from Curtice, Ohio, looks at the memorial after placing a flower in the vase during the ceremony.
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