Memorial Day Ceremony

May 27, 2016



Friends of Yellowstone National Veterans Cemetery Board

and United Veterans Council

Memorial Day Ceremony

May 30, 2016

12:00 pm

Yellowstone National Cemetery

55 Buffalo Trail Road, Laurel, MT



All Unit Procession

Eugene Sara Detachment Marine Corps League followed by

Billings Caledonian Pipes and Drums


National Anthem

Austin Amestoy, Laurel High School


Pledge of Allegiance

Richard A. Klose, Sr. –United Veterans Council


Opening Prayer

Sue Davidson – Chaplain, DAV Chapter 10


Welcome & Introductions

Richard A. Klose, Sr. –United Veterans Council

Federal, State and Local Dignitaries

Tribal Chairmen of Crow Nation and Northern Cheyenne Tribe

Noel Baumann – Yellowstone National Cemetery Manager


Speaker and Introductions

Commissioner Bill Kennedy & Chair of

Friends of Yellowstone National Veterans Cemetery Board



Representative Ryan Zinke


Keynote Speaker

Major General Matthew Quinn, Montana National Guard


Introductions of Congressional Staff and Letters From

Senator Jon Tester and Senator Steve Daines


Placing of Wreath

at the Base of the U.S. Flag

Sylvia Machler American Legion Post #117


Volley Salute

Laurel American Legion Post # 123



Burt Gigoux - Marine Corps League


Invitation to Receive 50th Anniversary of

Vietnam Veteran Pins


 Closing Prayer

Skip Venard – Chaplain, American Legion Post #117


Parking will be in the Laurel High School parking lot, 203 East 8th St. in Laurel.  Shuttles will be provided to transport you to and from the cemetery. 



Sound System – Ken Gomer





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