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/



Introductions                         Bill Kennedy, Friends of

                                                Yellowstone National Cemetery


                                                Recognize Local Dignitaries:

                                                     Yellowstone County    


                                                     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,



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.)






VFW Post 6774, 637 Anchor Avenue

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