Memorial Day program released by local veterans groups

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Dignitaries at the 2015 Memorial Day ceremonies included, from left, Dr. Mansel King, Mahlon Conaway, Consultant General of France Vincent Floreani, Honorary Consultant General of France and Germany Judge Mark. F. Schenker, Perry Floyd Foster Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 2060 Commander Dennis Glass, Perry American Legion Post 85 Commander Mike Kelley, Floyd Foster Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 2060 Senior Vice Commander Dick Shoesmith and Vietnam Veteran John Powell.

The Floyd Foster Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 2060 in Perry and the American Legion Post 85 in Perry have released the program for the May 30 Memorial Day event at the Perry Performing Arts Center, 1200 18th St. in Perry. Ceremonies begin at 10 a.m.

Officer in Charge……………….…………………………..Arthur Shoesmith, VFW Vice Cmdr.
Posting of the Colors…..(all stand)………………………………….Legion / VFW Color Guard
“Our National Anthem”…..(all stand)…………………………………….. Dr. Randy McCaulley
Pledge of Allegiance…..(all stand)………………………………………………..Entire Assembly
Invocation………………………………Kevin Jacobs, Legion Vice Cmdr., Dallas Co. Cmdr.
Reading: “The Gettysburg Address”………………………………Mike Kelley, Legion Cmdr.
“God Bless The USA”……………………………………………………………..Dr. Randy McCaulley
Reading: “A Soldier Died Today”………………………………………….Ron Leber, VFW Cmdr.
Memorial Day Address…………………………………………………….Mike Kelley, Legion Cmdr.
Roll Call………………………………….………………………………………….Ron Leber, VFW Cmdr.
Answer…………………………………………………………………………….Mike Kelley, Legion Cmdr.
“America The Beautiful”…………………………………………………………Dr. Randy McCaullley
Retiring of the Colors (all stand)……………………………………..Legion / VFW Color Guard
Firing of Ceremonial Volleys………………………………………….Legion / VFW Honor Guard
Taps…………………………………………………….…………………………………………..Mr. Steve Cook

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