Memorial Day candlelight vigil held in Niantic

Members of the American Legion Auxiliary Post 128 of Niantic, from left, Maggi Prokop, Barbara McCarthy, Dawn Shea, and Rose Barry light their candles before marching forward to place the memorial wreaths during the East Lyme Memorial Day Candlelight Vigil Sunday, May 27, 2018 on the Niantic Liberty Green. (Sean D. Elliot/The Day)
Members of the American Legion Auxiliary Post 128 of Niantic, from left, Maggi Prokop, Barbara McCarthy, Dawn Shea, and Rose Barry light their candles before marching forward to place the memorial wreaths during the East Lyme Memorial Day Candlelight Vigil Sunday, May 27, 2018 on the Niantic Liberty Green. (Sean D. Elliot/The Day)

Members of the American Legion Auxiliary Post 128 of Niantic, from left, Maggi Prokop, Barbara McCarthy, Dawn Shea, and Rose Barry light their candles before marching forward to place the memorial wreaths during the East Lyme Memorial Day Candlelight Vigil on Sunday, May 27, 2018 on the Niantic Liberty Green.

Members of the Nutmeg Volunteers Fife and Drum Corps bow their heads during the benediction prayer at the East Lyme Memorial Day Candlelight Vigil Sunday, May 27, 2018 on the Niantic Liberty Green. (Sean D. Elliot/The Day)
Members of the Nutmeg Volunteers Fife and Drum Corps bow their heads during the benediction prayer at the East Lyme Memorial Day Candlelight Vigil Sunday, May 27, 2018 on the Niantic Liberty Green. (Sean D. Elliot/The Day)
Olive Fields, 7, shields her candle from the wind during the East Lyme Memorial Day Candlelight Vigil Sunday, May 27, 2018 on the Niantic Liberty Green. (Sean D. Elliot/The Day)
Olive Fields, 7, shields her candle from the wind during the East Lyme Memorial Day Candlelight Vigil Sunday, May 27, 2018 on the Niantic Liberty Green. (Sean D. Elliot/The Day)
Vietnam Veteran Tony Skorek calls out the response of 'Killed in Action' to the reading of the names in the Honor Roll during the East Lyme Memorial Day Candlelight Vigil Sunday, May 27, 2018 on the Niantic Liberty Green. (Sean D. Elliot/The Day)
Vietnam Veteran Tony Skorek calls out the response of "Killed in Action" to the reading of the names in the Honor Roll during the East Lyme Memorial Day Candlelight Vigil Sunday, May 27, 2018 on the Niantic Liberty Green. (Sean D. Elliot/The Day)
Vietnam veteran Allan Johnson carries the stars and stripes in the color guard for the East Lyme Memorial Day Candlelight Vigil Sunday, May 27, 2018 on the Niantic Liberty Green. (Sean D. Elliot/The Day)
Vietnam veteran Allan Johnson carries the stars and stripes in the color guard for the East Lyme Memorial Day Candlelight Vigil Sunday, May 27, 2018 on the Niantic Liberty Green. (Sean D. Elliot/The Day)
Bill Dwyer, Sr., holds his 'poppy' in his mouth as he prepares to add it to his lapel for the East Lyme Memorial Day Candlelight Vigil Sunday, May 27, 2018 on the Niantic Liberty Green. Dwyer, a WWII U.S. Navy veteran, will be the grand marshall for the town's Memorial Day parade on Monday. (Sean D. Elliot/The Day)
Bill Dwyer, Sr., holds his "poppy" in his mouth as he prepares to add it to his lapel for the East Lyme Memorial Day Candlelight Vigil Sunday, May 27, 2018 on the Niantic Liberty Green. Dwyer, a WWII U.S. Navy veteran, will be the grand marshall for the town's Memorial Day parade on Monday. (Sean D. Elliot/The Day)
Caleb Haylon, 12, sings the national anthem to open the East Lyme Memorial Day Candlelight Vigil Sunday, May 27, 2018 on the Niantic Liberty Green. (Sean D. Elliot/The Day)
Caleb Haylon, 12, sings the national anthem to open the East Lyme Memorial Day Candlelight Vigil Sunday, May 27, 2018 on the Niantic Liberty Green. (Sean D. Elliot/The Day)

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