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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 26, 2024 – 10:00 AM 

Pastor Dave Arnold

Summary:

Hosted by Veterans of Foreign Wars Memorial City Post 3081

WEST VIRGINIA NATIONAL CEMETERY PROGRAM

Memorial Day Weekend Program

Location:

West Virginia National Cemetery Pruntytown, West Virginia

Time and Date:

Sunday May 26, 2024 – 1:00 PM

Summary:

Master of Ceremonies: Dr. John Stallings

Invocation: Veterans of Foreign Wars Memorial City Post 3081 Chaplain, Randy Jennings

National Anthem: Taylor County Middle School Band

Welcome by Master of Ceremonies, Dr. John Stallings

Welcome by National Cemetery Director, Rick Colosky

West Virginia National Cemetery Essay Contest Winner:  Rylee Knight

Taylor County Middle School – 1st Place Middle School Division

Introduction of Speaker by Master of Ceremonies

Memorial Address: Kami Elliott, State Commander of West Virginia Veterans of Foreign Wars

Musical Selection: Taylor County Middle School Choir

Presentation of Wreaths: (Speaker and Essay Winner)

Memorial Salute: Taylor County Honor Guard

Taps and Echo: Taylor County Middle School

Benediction: Veterans of Foreign Wars Memorial City Post 3081 Chaplain, Randy Jennings

Closing Remarks: Master of Ceremonies

West Virginia Memorial Day Parade

Location:

Begins at the International Mother Day Shine

Time and Date:

Monday May 26, 2024 – 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 27, 2024 | Starting at 12:00 PM (Noon) at the end of the parade.

Summary:

Master of Ceremonies: Dr. John Stallings

Invocation: Veterans of Foreign Wars Memorial City Post 3081 Chaplain, Randy Jennings

National Anthem: Grafton High School Band

Welcome by Master of Ceremonies

Grafton National Cemetery Essay Contest Winner: Jayden Young

Grafton High School – 1st Place High School Division

Introduction of Speaker by Master of Ceremonies

Memorial Address: Mac Warner, West Virginia Secretary of State

Musical Selection: Grafton High School Entertainers Ed. 53

Presentation of Wreaths: (Speaker and Essay Winner)

Memorial Salute: Taylor County Honor Guard

Taps and Echo: Grafton High School Band

Benediction: Veterans of Foreign Wars Memorial City Post 3081 Chaplain, Randy Jennings Closing Remarks: Master of Ceremonies

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