Yellowstone County Veterans day Celebration

November 2, 2016

 

 

Friends of Yellowstone National Cemetery Board

and United Veterans Council

 

Veterans Day Celebration

November 11, 2016

Rimrock Auto Arena Atrium at MetraPark

308 6th Ave. North, Billings, MT

 

 

Master of Ceremonies                      Richard Klose, United Veterans

                                                Council Vice-President

 

10:30 am

 

Presentation of the Colors    Eugene Sara Detachment Marine

Corps League

 

National Anthem                   Lockwood Middle School 8th

                                                Grade Band under the direction

                                                of Q Staton

 

Pledge of Allegiance              Bill Kennedy, Friends of

                                                Yellowstone National Cemetery

           

Opening Prayer                      Sue Davidson, American Legion/

                                                Chaplain

           

Introductions                         Bill Kennedy, Friends of

                                                Yellowstone National Cemetery

 

                                                Recognize Local Dignitaries:

                                                     Yellowstone County    

                                                     Commissioners

                                                     Billings Mayor

                                                     Billings City Council Members

                                                     Laurel Mayor

                                                     Laurel City Council Members

                                                    

 

 

Introduction of Senator        Richard Klose, United Veterans

Jon Tester                              Council Vice-President

 

Letters from Congressmen  Richard Klose, United Veterans

Senator Steve Daines                        Council Vice-President

Congressman Ryan Zinke

 

Introduction of                       James Mariska, United Veterans

Keynote Speaker                    Council

                                   

Keynote Speaker                    Lt. Col Daniel G. Hargrove,

                                                United States Air Force (ret.)

           

Closing Prayer                                    Skip Venard, Chaplain, US Army,

                                                (ret.)

 

11:11 am

           

Ringing of the Bell                 Bill Van Wieren, WWII Veteran

                                                                                              

Volley                                      Combined Firing Detail:

                                                     Veterans of Foreign Wars

                                                     American Legion

                                                     Marine Corps League

 

Taps                                        Jack Klein, United States Air

                                                Force (ret.)

 

                                  

         

THANK YOU FOR ATTENDING

 

VFW Post 6774, 637 Anchor Avenue

will be serving lunch about noon today

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