Memorial Day Program: Monday, May 31, 2021


Memorial Day Event – Riverside Cemetery, Veterans Section in Defiance, Ohio

Rain site: Defiance Community Auditorium 

Monday, May 31, 2021 at 10:00 a.m.  Prelude of music selections begin at 9:45 a.m.

MEMORIAL DAY EVENT PROGRAM

9:45 A.M.:   PRELUDE:    DHS Band Selections, Director Cathy Booth

10:00 A.M.:   POSTING OF COLORS:  VFW Post 3360

INVOCATION:     Pastor David Brobston, Chaplain

SINGING OF OUR “NATIONAL ANTHEM”:    Soloist

WELCOME:   The Honorable Mayor Mike McCann

PLACING MEMORIAL WREATH:    Sharon Washington, VFW Auxiliary President

VVA MEMORIAL WREATH:   Ed McCray, VFW Post 3360 Past Commander

GETTYSBURG ADDRESS:    Boy Scout Troup

“I AM THE FLAG”:    Girl Scout Troup

“GOD BLESS AMERICA”:  Defiance High School Band of Class

INTRODUCE SPEAKER:    The Honorable Mayor Mike McCann

SPEAKER:    Ryan Mack, Defiance County Commissioner and Purple Heart Recipient

”GOD BLESS THE USA”:  Defiance High School Band of Class

BENEDICTION:   Pastor David Brobston, Chaplain

VFW RIFLE SALUTE:    VFW Color Guard

TAPS (ECHO):    Defiance High School Band of Class

CLOSING:   The Honorable Mayor Mike McCann

“AMAZING GRACE” played on BAGPIPES Bill Ray, Piper