Under threatening skies, with the rain holding off, members of American Legion Post 274 (named for Arick l Lore), members of the Lore family and other interested individuals came to the Solomons Methodist Cemetery on May 28, 2018 to remember Arick L Lore, who gave his life in World War I, on October 14, 1918, while defending our freedom. It was the 63rd Memorial Service. Arick grew up on Solomons Island and relatives still live here.
On hand were the Boy Scouts Troop 427, Cub Scout Pack 854 and American Heritage Girls Troop 1888, who had been there previously to decorate all the veterans’ graves with flags.
The service was led by Commander Nate Stevens, County Commander Jay Bolles and Chaplain Warren Kidwell. After the prayers, Kathryn Rivers, President of the Ladies Auxiliary Unit 274, placed a wreath made of poppies on the grave, while the Honor Guard fired three rifle volleys. Finally a final prayer was offered.
Many of the crowd stopped on their way out to speak to the relatives of Arick Lore, who make it to the service every year. If you missed the memorial it is always held on May 30th at 10 am at the gravesite. So please mark your calendars for 2017 and enjoy the picture gallery below.
Please enjoy the picture gallery below.
Margit Miller / Calvert Beacon