National Anthem by Violinists Memorial Day Highlight

BAYBORO – Sisters Lila and Shelby Mehring, wearing the crisp cadet uniforms of the Navy Junior Reserve Officer Corps unit from Pamlico County High School, imparted a wistful, emotional, and evocative experience with their tandem-violin rendition of the Star Spangled Banner during observance of the solemn occasion Monday on the grounds of the Courthouse. The duo, seen here with Larry Summers of the local Veterans Council, were part of a large contingent of NJROTC cadets. Other area performers included Janet Hodges of the County Opry who sang both ‘God Bless America’ and ‘America the Beautiful. Christine Mele of the Pamlico Community Band played ‘Taps.’