Middletown native and 2008 Middleton High School graduate Petty Officer 3rd Class Shannon Best will participate in the Memorial Day gun salute at the Washington, D.C., Navy Yard.

Best is a member of the firing party for the Arlington National Cemetery.

Best is also a 2012 graduate of La Salle University with a Bachelor of Arts. Family members include Kimberly and John Fitzpatrick, of Middletown; and Lorraine and Stephen Skomorucha, of Bear.