Montgomery Catholic Preparatory School
seventh grade student Ricky Treloar was honored to play “TAPS” on Memorial Day for the Vietnam Veterans Ceremony held at Greenwood Cemetery on Harrison Road.
Treloar has been playing the trumpet since the sixth grade. He asked his mother to help him learn to play “TAPS” and Montgomery Catholic Band Director, Alex Johnson recommended Treloar to play at the Vietnam Veterans Ceremony held on Veteran’s Day in November. “He was asked back for Memorial Day to play again. Ricky feels that it is a real honor to be asked to play for such an important occasion, and he is quite humbled by the experience.” said his mother Teresa. “It was very emotional when they called out the names of the soldiers who didn’t return from Vietnam (50 years ago) and family members came up to receive commemorative coins with their loved ones’ name on it.”
Treloar received a coin of appreciation from Major General Perry Smith, Alabama Army and Air National Guard for being a part of the ceremony. He is the son of Teresa and Greg Treloar of Montgomery.
|Dimitri Polizos, Alabama State House District 74
with Ricky Treloar and his sister Amy at the
Vietnam Veterans Memorial Day Ceremony in Montgomery