Monday, June 17, 2013

Memorial Day Program 2013

  On Memorial Day last month, the Girl Scouts were asked to help out with our local Joint Memorial Day Service.  Because of the long weekend, we had to get girl from a few different troops but it worked out very well.  I was very proud of these girls.  The program opened up with the Master of Ceremonies, who is the Commander of Bean Goodwin Legion Post #36.

 The featured speaker for the service was Randall Cale.  He is the Tenth District Commander of the American Legion.  His address was very moving and inspiring.
 The color guard was made up of members who have served in the military from our community.
A local high school student sang the National Anthem and another musical selection.  This young lady has an amazing voice!
A member of the American Legion Auxiliary #36 gave a memorial tribute to the "American Gold Star Mothers". 
The wreath that represents the American Gold Star Mothers.   This is an organization of mothers whose sons or daughters served and died that this world might be a better place in which to live. (Taken from  I am thinking that for a service project next your our girl scout troop might make a new gold star wreath for the service.
This is the Legion Post Chaplain during the Roll Call of the dead.  It is a reading of all the community members that have served in the military that have died.  Normally it is a very long list but this year it was decided to start with WWII.
One of the Girl Scouts placing a wreath during the Roll Call of the Dead.  For every war, a wreath is placed on a stand.
The Girl Scouts and I ready with the wreath to be placed.
All of the wreaths after the Roll Call of the Dead was done.  You don't realize how many local men and woman served and died for us.
   The service ended with the Benediction and the Retirement of the Colors.  If you have never been to your local Memorial Day Service, maybe think about going.  It is a very rewarding experience. 
Love to all,   Sara 

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