Chesterfield County Veterans Day

Chesterfield Historic 1917 Courthouse

November 11, 2019   2:00 P.M.

 

March of Veterans …..........................Armed Services Salute……………………….…………Thomas Dale High School Band     

                               Southside Composite Squadron- VA060 the United States Air Force Auxiliary

 

Led by…...…..............………...….. Uncle Sam (Tommy Sammons), Buffalo Soldiers, 9&10th Horse Cavalry Association,

                                                                                           Heroes of 1776, Ft. Lee, Richmond James Monroe Camp                                   

Welcome and opening remarks...…………………..………..………………………………...........................................…………. Dan Rucker

                                                                                                               

Presentation of the Colors…………….................……………….....Southside Composite Squadron- VA060 USAF Auxiliary

 

National Anthem……….………..…………........................................……….…………….………...…… Thomas Dale High School Band

 

Pledge of Allegiance............................................................................................ American Heritage Girls Troop VA 1024

                                                

Invocation………………………………............................…………..…Worshipful Herbert G. Turner, Chester Masonic Lodge #94

 

Welcome to Veterans, Families and Guests....................................................................The Honorable Leslie A.T. Haley

                                                   Chair Chesterfield County Board of Supervisors, Midlothian District

 

Honorable Veterans -Thank you………..........……Bobby Burton, U.S. Army Veteran, 2015 National Ruritan President

 

Introduction of Guest speaker….…………......................................................….……………The Honorable Steven A. Elswick   

Vice-Chair, Chesterfield County Board of Supervisors, Matoaca District

  Colonel Hollie J. Martin Commander, U.S. Army Garrison, Fort Lee

 

Gold Star Mothers Essay and Artwork Awards ……………................…..……Mary Reed, Susan Coleman and Dan Rucker

 

 

Presentation of Banners and Wreath In Memory of our Fallen Soldiers

 Ft. Lee Soldiers, American Heritage Girls, Gold Star Mothers and Carla Waldron

 

 

Tolling of Historic 1917 Chesterfield Co. Courthouse Bell for The Fallen.....................Earl Kirby, Chesterfield County

 

Taps….……………………….....................................….……………….…………..… John Blair, Bugles Across America, State Director

 

Dedication Of Gold Star Mothers Plaque ………………...................................………………………………………Gold Star Mothers

 

Amazing Grace………………………………………………….………..................................................……..….……………David Hinton, Piper

 

Presentation of Memorial Wreaths….……….…………......................…….……….................Chuck Andolino, U.S. Army (Ret.)

 

God Bless America……..….……........................................………………….…………….………...…… Thomas Dale High School Band

              

Benediction…………………………..........................….…..………… Worshipful Herbert G. Turner, Chester Masonic Lodge #94

   

Retiring of Colors…….……………........................…………………… Southside Composite Squadron- VA060 USAF Auxiliary

 

God Bless Our Troops and McGuire Hospital Veterans and A Special Thank you to

Matoaca Women’s Club & Ruritans of Zone 4 for Refreshments

American Legion Post #186 for United States flags at the Memorial Wall

Virginia Fallen Heroes Banner Project

Members of Model A Ford Club of America

Carla Waldron Wreath for the Fallen and Virginia Credit Union

Earl Kirby and Staff, Chesterfield County Buildings and Grounds and Pat Roble, Chesterfield County Museums

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Address

P.O. Box 40

10111 Iron Bridge Rd, Chesterfield, VA 23832, USA

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