Veterans Day Ceremonies – November 11, 2011 – “We Are Free Because They Fought”

Veteran’s Services Announcement:

VETERANS DAY PROGRAM

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 11, 2011

9:00 a.m.

BENJAMIN SMITH FIELD HOUSE, GLOUCESTER HIGH SCHOOL

MASTER OF CEREMONIES:                              Attorney Mark L. Nestor

POSTING OF COLORS:                                         AMVETS Post 32

PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE:                                Honorable Carolyn Kirk, Mayor of Gloucester

“NATIONAL ANTHEM”:                                      Diana Newton, Combined City-Wide School Band and the Docksiders

                                                                                       David L. Benjamin and David Adams, Directors

GREETING:                                                               Honorable Carolyn Kirk, Mayor of Gloucester

INVOCATION:                                                         Reverend Lehlohonolo Henrietta Montjane

                                                                                       Pastor, Gloucester and Rockport United Methodist Churches                              

 GUEST SPEAKERS:                                              Congressman John F. Tierney, Massachusetts 6th District

                                                                                       State Senator Bruce E. Tarr, Assistant Minority Leader

                                                                                       State Representative Ann-Margaret Ferrante

PATRIOTIC MEDLEY:                                          Gloucester Community Children’s Choir

                                                                                       Director, Jeremiah Gallant

 “NAVY HYMN” (ETERNAL FATHER):         Combined City-Wide School Band

 PRINCIPAL ADDRESS:                                       Jacob Romo, Ph.D., (U.S. Army, ret.)

  “GOD OF OUR FATHER”                                   Combined City-Wide School Bands              

DRILL DEMONSTRATION:                                Gloucester High School MCJROTC

MUSICAL SALUTE                                           

TO THE ARMED FORCES:                                   Performed by Diana Newton

 ACTIVE SERVICE LIST:                                      Brian Tarr, Assistant Superintendent,  Gloucester Public Schools

                                                                                       Chief Warrant Officer 3 Richard Muth, Jr.               

 MOMENT OF SILENCE:                                     In Honor and Remembrance of Prisoners of War and Missing in Action

“AMAZING GRACE”                                             Piper, Cindy Carrancho

 BENEDICTION:                                                     Reverend Lehlohonolo Henrietta Montjane

RETIREMENT OF COLORS:                              AMVETS Post 32


 LEGION SQUARE CEREMONY

11:00 A.M.

 INTRODUCTION:                                                    Master of Ceremonies, Mark L. Nestor

 PRAYER:                                                                    Reverend Lehlohonolo Henrietta Montjane

                                                                                        Pastor, Gloucester and Rockport

                                                                                        United Methodist Churches                               

“ABIDE WITH ME”:                                                Gloucester City-Wide School Band

 LAYING OF WREATHS:                                       Mayor Carolyn Kirk            VFW Post 1624

                                                                                        American Legion Post 3     Gloucester Police Dept.                   

                                                                                        AMVETS Post 32               Gloucester Fire Dept.

                                                                                        DAV Chapter 74

 VOLLEY AND TAPS:                                             AMVETS Post 32 Rifle Squad/Taps & Echo

                                                                                       City-Wide School Band                                                                        

“GOD OF OUR FATHER”:                                    City-Wide School Band

 

COLLATION AT THE LESTER S. WASS POST 3 AMERICAN LEGION

 The public is INVITED TO LUNCH AT:

LESTER S. WASS, POST 3 AMERICAN LEGION

WASHINGTON  STREET

SPONSORED BY THE UNITED VETERANS’ COUNCIL

AMERICAN LEGION LESTER WASS POST 32

COMMANDER al west

AMVETS POST 32

COMMANDER KEVIN BURGESS

DISABLED AMERICAN VETERANS, CHAPTER 74

COMMANDER THOMAS DAGLE, SR.

VETERANS OF foreign WARS POST 1624

COMMANDER DONALD SUTHERLAND, JR.

 

CITY OF GLOUCESTER

 MAYOR CAROLYN KIRK

UNITED VETERANS COUNCIL

 Lucia Amero, Office of Veterans’ Services

Volunteers

Sue and Steve Canning

Donna Tulla

 

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