In the morning, visitors are invited to the Fishtown Chapel to witness the memorials laid for local Civil War soldiers. At midday, amid the tolling of steeple bells, all are welcome inside the Greenmanville Church for a brief service complete with sermon and hymns. A colour guard leads everyone to the waterfront, where wreaths are laid for the artillery and the infantry. As the procession reaches the end of Middle Wharf, a bugler aboard the Charles W. Morgan begins “Taps,” which concludes with a wreath-laying for the navy and a three-gun salute from the Joseph Conrad. Every participant, staff and visitor alike, is then offered a flower to strew upon the river in memory of their own lost soldiers from any century.