LITCHFIELD – Litchfield American Legion Post 181 will present a Gold Star to the father of a woman soldier killed in Iraq after the Memorial Day parade on Monday, May 31. A Blackhawk flyover is also planned.

After marching in a Memorial Day parade from the Litchfield Central Fire Station to the Litchfield Plains Cemetery, members of the Legion Post will present a Gold Star banner to the father of Army Chief Warrant Officer Sharon T. Swartworth, who was killed last year in Iraq. Her father, Bernard C. Mayo, is a resident of Litchfield.

A military flyover consisting three Blackhawk helicopters is expected during the ceremony, according to Ernie Rowe of American Legion Post 181.

The parade is schedule to begin at 9 a.m. Monday. The Gold Star banner presentation will take place at 10. The Legion Post will also present Blue Star certificates and World War II certificates.

As Maine’s Gold Star Memorial Highway, the Maine Turnpike Authority assisted Post 118 provide information about the event


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