Per Oneida Mayor Peter Hedglon's request, community members were asked to take a two-minute moment of silence at 10 a.m. today to remember Marine Lance Corporal Jeremy Lasher, 27, as the plane bearing his casket landed in Rome.
The mayor asked that residents remember Lasher and his family in their prayers during this time. Also, residents are encouraged to display American flags between today and Aug. 2 to show respect for a fallen Marine that thrived in the city of Oneida for many years before entering service.
The motorcade bearing Lance Cpl. Lasher entered the city of Oneida on Main Street at approximately 11 a.m. All community members were invited to pay respects as the motorcade made its way to the Campbell-Dean Funeral Home.
Community members lined Main Street to silently welcome Lasher's presence in the city he once called home.
Several streets were shut down and parking was limited along Main Street to make wayf or the motorcade. Main Street itself was blocked off from Lenox Avenue to Walnut Street.
Traffic and parking will be extremely controlled and possibly restricted as needed Friday July 31 and Saturday Aug. 1 for the calling hours and the funeral service to come, according to Hedglon.