Just for the record, and so there are no misunderstandings, this video was not commissioned by the Borough of Madison, NJ or any other local organization. I filmed the celebrations on my own account as a way of testing a new camera for operability and quality.
Please let me know in the comments below what you think of the video from the quality perspective. For those video editors out there, for your information, this was produced using a Linux workflow. If you have any questions about that feel free to ask me in the comments to this video.
NOTE: Oddly enough, I have been subject to a conflicting copyright claim on this video by YouTube, on account of the fact that Taps, traditionally played at most Memorial Days, is subject to copyright. I have disputed the claim, but may have to take the video down or at least remove the offending portion of the audio to keep it up. -rtv
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0:05 First wreath laying ceremony 3:10 Second Wreath laying ceremony 11:00 Parade 36:20 Ceremonies in front of Hartley Dodge Memorial Building 41:15 Singing of the National Anthem 43:55 Reading of Winning Essay from the Memorial Day Essay Contest 52:20 Readings of the Winning Entries in the Memorial Day Poetry Contest 55:45 Announcement of the Art Contest Winners