MEMORIAL DAY – LIST OF EVENTS

9:00 am:

Assembly of Legion Color Bearers, Color Guards, and Firing Squad at R.L. Johannsen Center

9:30 am: Ceremony at Liberty Cemetery

Order of March:

  • Color Bearers & Color Guards
  • Legion Firing Squad
  • Legions & Auxiliary Members

Ceremony Services:

  • Chaplin Prayer
  • Honoring & Decoration of Grave of Unknown Soldier
  • Firing Squad & Taps
  • Retire the Colors

10:00 am:

  • Coffee, Cookies and drink in the Willoway Dining Room
  • Short Patriotic Program
  • Luminary Memorial Display

11:00 am: Ceremony at Waterman Cemetery

Order of March:

  • Color Bearers & Color Guards
  • South O’Brien High School Band
  • Legion Firing Squad
  • Legions & Auxiliary Members

Ceremony Services:

  • Selection by SOHS Band
  • National Anthem – ALL STAND
  • Dedication of new Flags for Avenue of Flags
  • Chaplin Prayer
  • Honoring & Decoration of Grave of Unknown Soldier
  • Firing Squad & Taps
  • Retire the Colors

11:30 am: Program at R.L. Johannsen Center.

  • Opening Song – The Andy and Ginger Ebel Family
  • Advancement of Colors – Rise to Attention
  • Pledge Allegiance to the US Flag by audience
  • Welcome by Commander

Speakers:

  • Invocation – Pastor Robin L. Thomas
  • Gettysburg Address – Case Moermond
  • In Flander’s Field – Tate Johnson
  • Patriotic Song – The Andy and Ginger Ebel Family
  • Speaker – Pastor Robin L. Thomas
  • Commander presents memberships certificates
  • Benediction – Pastor Robin L. Thomas
  • Patriotic Song – The Andy And Ginger Ebel Family joined by all in attendance

Retire the colors

Immediately following the program Sutherland Legion Auxiliary will serve lunch in the community hall at the R.L. Johannsen Center

4:00 pm: Take down the flags and poles at Waterman Cemetery – ALL HELP IS APPRECIATED!

 

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