The Brewster Memorial Day Celebration will take place on Monday, May 30, 2022. At 12 noon, Town members, Honor Guards, School Bands and Veterans will convene at the Brewster Council of Aging for a short ceremony.
The ceremony will feature the following speakers:
Select Board Member Mary Chaffee, Nurse Corps, U.S. Navy (Ret.). Captain Chaffee served in the U.S. Navy 26 years including as an emergency and critical care clinician, hospital staff educator, policy analyst attached to the Pentagon, and director of a global program to improve Navy hospital preparedness for disaster. She served in the Nation’s emergency operations center following the September 11 terror attacks. Captain Chaffee has received numerous awards and recognitions including the Legion of Merit and Defense Meritorious Service Medal. She has served on the Brewster Select Board since 2018 and is Brewster’s Delegate to the Barnstable County Assembly of Delegates where she serves as the Assembly’s Deputy Speaker. She resides in Brewster with her husband, Vice Admiral Don Arthur, U.S. Navy (Ret.).
Father Alan Wilmot. Father Wilmot is the Vicar of the Anglican Church of the Resurrection in Brewster. He previously served as a chaplain in the US Navy. Chaplain Wilmot’s Navy career included assignments to three Navy ships, overseas at Souda Bay, Crete, Greece, the Marine Corps in North Carolina, the Coast Guard at the Air Station Cape Cod and the Base Chapel of Naval Station Norfolk.
Brigadier General Martin J. Lucenti Sr. (Ret.) Brigadier General Martin J. Lucenti Sr. (ret.) previously served as the Assistant Division Commander (Maneuver) of the 42nd Infantry (Rainbow) Division (M) headquartered in Troy, New York. Prior to this assignment General Lucenti served as the Macedonia Military Liaison Team Chief for the EUCOM J5/JCTP assigned for one year in Skopje, Macedonia. General Lucenti also flew more than 200 missions while stationed in Vietnam. He is now retired and currently resides in Brewster, playing an active role in local conservation projects.
Sergeant First Class Jeremy Armstrong. Sergeant First Class Armstrong is currently the Operations NCO for the 1st Battalion, 101st Field Artillery Regiment, the oldest unit in the US military. He is the recipient of numerous awards and decorations, but is most proud of his Humanitarian Service Medal, earned last summer while aiding Afghanistan refugees during the largest noncombatant evacuation in history. Sergeant First Class Armstrong resides in Harwich with his wife, Dr. Alexandra Armstrong – a Brewster dentist and a Captain in the Army National Guard.
The Nauset Middle School Band, led by Megan Anthony, will perform “My Country Tis of Thee” and “Taps”. The event will be attended by the Honor Guard of Brewster VFW Post 9917, The Brewster Fire Department Honor Guard, Brewster Boy Scout Troup 77 and the Brewster Police Department Honor Guard.