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2017 Veterans Day schedule of events

November 9, 2017

Wendy Alexander/The Madera Tribune

VFW Post 1981 Color Guard and Rifle Squad do a Salute to Fallen Comrades during the Veterans Day Service at Memorial Courthouse Park in 2016.

Friday, Nov. 10
8 a.m.
Placement of Flags at Arbor Vitae Cemetery by Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 1981

 

Saturday, Nov. 11
6 a.m.
Placement of the Avenue of Flags at Memorial Courthouse Park by Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 1981 and Boy Scout Troops No. 116 and 117.

 

9:30 a.m.
Cedar Creek event

 

11 a.m.
Veterans Day Ceremonies at Memorial Courthouse Park
Kurtis Foster, Veterans Administration Representative, Master of Ceremonies

  • Posting of the Colors by Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 1981 and American Legion Post No. 11

  • “The National Anthem” by Priscilla Huerta

  • Pledge of Allegiance by David Rodriguez, Chaplain, American Legion Post No. 11

  • Prayer by David Rodriguez, Chaplain, American Legion Post No. 11

  • Introduction of Special Dignitaries

  • “America the Beautiful” by VFW Duo

  • Guest Speaker Kurtis Foster, Veterans Administration representative

  • Army, Marines, Navy, Air Force and Coast Guard service songs by VFW Duo

  • Presentation of Wreaths by Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 1981, represented by Rick Farinelli, and Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 1981 Auxiliary, represented by Betty McCracken, and Bob and Debe Koch

  • Order of the Purple Heart by Richard Rey, Chapter 106, Fresno, California

  • “Proud to Be an American” by VFW Duo

  • Salute to Fallen Comrades by Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 1981 Color Guard and Rifle Squad

  • American Legion Post No. 11 Color Guard

  • Taps by Reggie King

  • “God Bless America” by VFW Duo and Priscilla Huerta

  • Closing Prayer by David Rodriguez, Chaplain, American Legion Post No. 11

  • Retiring of the Colors by Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 1981 and American Legion Post No. 11 Color Guards.

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