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Memorial Day

Memorial Day

May 29th, 2017 10:00am

Join us May 29, 2017 at 10 a.m. in the Memorial Courtyard for our annual Memorial Day Ceremony. Come and honor those who have given their lives to protect this country and our freedoms. This event is free to the public and but seating is limited. When seats are filled standing room is available as well. 

 

This years keynote speaker is Iwo Jima survivor T. Fred Harvey. He dropped out of school when WWII began and became a parachutist in the 5th Division of the 26th Marines. He was among the troops who fought on Iwo Jima, where he performed heroically. His harrowing experiences led to severe injuries and an eventual medical discharge. In a moving memoir, Hell, Yes, I’d Do It All Again, Harvey described his experiences during the Depression years, as well as during WWII. The commemorative ceremony will be held in the Memorial Courtyard at 10am on 29 May. Please join us to remember those who have kept our country safe and hear Harvey speak about how to handle life’s challenges.

 

Photo by: Clark D. Evans

 

The colors will be posted by Fredericksburg High School NJROTC. A musical selection and the National Anthem will be performed by the Fredericksburg Community Chorus. The Nimitz Living History Detachment will execute the three gun volley, followed by taps performed by Bill Smallwood

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