Page 12 THE MALDEN ADVOCATE–Friday, May 31, 2019 City’s annual Memorial Day Parade and Ceremony honors Malden’s fallen City and state offi cials came out for the Memorial Day services. Mayor Gary Christenson said they refl ect on the valor of the courageous heroes, not just on Memorial Day, but every day. Veterans’ Services Officer Kevin Jarvis said Malden residents gather for a beautiful and solemn ceremony to remember servicemen and servicewomen who have served America in the Armed Forces. State Senator Jason Lewis (D-Fifth Middlesex District) spoke during the Memorial Day ceremony on Monday morning. (Advocate Photos by Tara Vocino) Malden Veterans Services’ Offi cer Kevin Jarvis spoke during a sign dedication ceremony on Monday morning. Dennis Best lost both legs after he was caught in a booby trap in Vietnam. Best is shown sporting a T-shirt that reads “Land of the free, because of the brave.” State Representative Steven Ultrino (D-33rd Middlesex District), at right, marches in the parade along Main Street. Malden High School students Nam Doan, Matthew Mijares, USMC RSS North Boston, Poolee Duong, and Suiyenah Chen marched in the parade on Pleasant Street. Jemima Vibert is shown behind the fl ag. Leading the procession on Main Street: Cpl. Louis Jacques; Specialist Joseph Walky, U.S. Army; Malden DAV Sr. Vice Commander William Lloyd; Thomas Chapman, U.S. Army; Malden DAV Chaplain Larry Scott; William Hoey, U.S. Army; Nancy Hoey, Department of Massachusetts DAVA Commander; and Malden DAV Commander Joseph Borbas. Ethan Borbas is shown at right front. This sign was dedicated in memory of Lance Cpl. Thomas R. Moore, Jr. on Monday morning. American pride was prevalent in Malden on Memorial Day.

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