2018 Veterans Day and WWI Centennial Commemoration Program

November 11, 2018 on the Historical Courthouse Greens.

 

Welcome & Invitation to Veterans to assemble...............................................................Maj. Don Kappel, U.S. Marine Corp's (Ret)

March of Veterans & Military Salute……........................................................................................... Thomas Dale High School Band; Civil Air Patrol, USAF Auxiliary; 23rd Quartermaster Brigade, Ft. Lee, led by Buffalo Soldiers, 9th & 10th Horse Cavalry Association;  “Uncle Sam” Tommy Sammons 

                 

Opening Remarks.......................................................................................................................................................Master of Ceremony

Presentation of Colors.............................................................................................................................Civil Air Patrol, 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

Greetings..................................The Hon. Dorothy Jaeckle, Chair, Chesterfield Board of Supervisors, Bermuda District Honoring Chesterfield County WWI Fallen Soldiers..............................................................................................................Master of Ceremony

Unveiling of WWI Interpretive Sign....................................................Chesterfield Historical Society of VA & Board of Supervisors

In Flanders Fields............................................................................................................................St. Augustine Catholic Church Choir

Tolling of Bell In Memory of Armistice on 11/11/1918.............................................................Ed Humphries (General Services Dept)

Presentation of Banners and Wreath In Memory of our Fallen Soldiers.

American Heritage Girls Troop VA 1024, Fort Lee Soldiers, and Gold Star Mothers

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

Armed Forces Salute...............................................................................................................................Thomas Dale High School Band

Presentation of Memorial Wreaths...............................................................................................Chuck Andolino, U.S. Army Veteran

Taps.............................................................................................................................John Blair, Bugles across America, State Director

Honorable Veterans – Thank You..........................................Bobby Burton, U.S. Army Veteran, 2015 National Ruritan President

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

Retiring of the Colors ..............................................................................................................................Civil Air Patrol, USAF Auxiliary

Closing Remarks.........................................................................................................................................................Master of Ceremony

God Bless Our Troops & McGuire Hospital Veterans.

Special Thank You to:

Matoaca Women’s Club and The Ruritans of Zone 4 for Refreshments.

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

Virginia Fallen Heroes Banner Project and Carla Waldron for the Magnolia Wreath.

508th Transportation Company, Ft. Lee, for Tactical Vehicles Display.

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