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EVENTS

WEST VIRGINIA MEMORIAL DAY COMMITTEE CHURCH SERVICE

Location:

International Mother’s Day Shrine, Downtown Grafton, West Virginia

Time and Date:

Sunday May 28, 2023 – 10:00 AM

Summary:

Lighting of Candles (The American Legion Taylor County Post 12)

Prelude: Organist Mr. Rick Kennedy

Prayer: Brooke Russell (The American Legion Taylor County Post 12)

Pastor: Dave Arnold

Sermon: Dave Arnold

Flag Folding (The American Legion Taylor County Post 12)

Benediction: Brooke Russell (The American Legion Taylor County Post 12)

Extinguishing of the Alter Candles (The American Legion Taylor County Post 12)

WEST VIRGINIA NATIONAL CEMETERY PROGRAM

Memorial Day Weekend Program

Location:

West Virginia National Cemetery Pruntytown, West Virginia

Time and Date:

Sunday May 28, 2023 – 1:00 PM

Summary:

Master of Ceremony Dr. John Stalling

Invocation The American Legion Department of West Virginia 2 nd District Chaplain Tony Setley

National Anthem Taylor County Middle School Band

Welcome by Master of Ceremony, Dr. John Stallings

Welcome by National Cemetery Director, Rick Colosky

West Virginia National Cemetery Essay Contest Winner, Cruz Jacquez, 6th Grade, Taylor

County Middle School-1st Place Middle School Division

Introduction of Speaker by Master of Ceremony

Memorial Address Frank Cooley, American Legion Department of West Virginia

Alternate National Executive Committeeman

Musical Selection Taylor County Middle School Choir

Presentation of Wreath (Speaker and Essay Winner)

Memorial Salute Taylor County Honor Guard

Taps and Echo by Taylor County Middle School

Benediction The American Legion Department of West Virginia 2 nd Dist Chaplain Tony Setley

Closing Remarks by Master of Ceremonies

West Virginia Memorial Day Parade

Location:

Begins at the International Mother Day Shine

Time and Date:

Monday May 29, 2023 – Parade begins 10:00 AM

GRAFTON NATIONAL CEMETERY PROGRAM

Memorial Day Weekend Program

Location:

Memorial Service at Grafton National Cemetery

Time and Date:

Monday May 29, 2023 | Starting at 12:00 PM (Noon) at the end of the parade.

Summary:

Master of Ceremony Mr. John Stalling

Invocation The American Legion Department of West Virginia 2nd District Chaplain Tony Setley

National Anthem Grafton High School Band

Welcome by Master of Ceremony

Grafton National Cemetery Essay Contest Winner, Jerra Halbritter,11th Grade, Grafton High

School 1st Place High School Division

Introduction of Speaker by Master of Ceremony

Memorial Address Tom Hicks American Legion Department of West Virginia Commander

Musical Selection Grafton High School Entertainers Ed 52

Presentation of Wreaths Speaker and Essay Winner

Memorial Salute Taylor County Honor Guard

Taps and Echo Grafton High School Band

Benediction The American Legion Department of West Virginia 2nd Dist Chaplain Tony Setley

Closing Remarks by Master of Ceremonies

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