Tuesday, October 22, 2019

Memorial Day Ceremony by the VFW

 

 

The Marco Veterans of Foreign Wars will hold it’s annual memorial day ceremony at Veteran’s Park on 25 May at 11;00 AM. The approximately one hour program will feature music by the Marco Strummers, Wes English, Director. Also, the Star Spangled Banner and TAPS performed by Craig Gruesel, Director of the Lutheran Church music department. There will be the usual salute to the armed services, with members of each service standing for recognition as their branch march is played. Post Commander Dave Gardner will give an address for the occasion, and Marco’s own Kate Smith duo, Herb Savage and his lovely wife, Emily, will lead us all in God Bless America. The posting of the colors and retirement of same will be performed by the VFW color guard along with accompaniment by the Strummers drum corps. Flags along Collier Boulevard will be set out at 7;00 AM on Saturday, and picked up 5;30 PM on Tuesday by the VFW Members and volunteers. People are advised to bring chairs and umbrellas for their comfort.

The VFW is asking for veterans who have served in a war zone to become members of our fine organization. They know what their comrades in arms went through more than anyone, and can help others who have difficulties with physical and mental problems due to their experiences. We especially ask for women who served to join and give us their help in our service to our comrades. We want them to come in not as auxiliary, but full members, so they can give their special talents to those in need.

 

We assure the public that all funds over cost of our flag sales and poppy collection go into our special fund for veteran’s assistance, not in our Post activities fund.

These funds are used to support our servicemen and their families when they need help, including emergencies, medical care and veteran’s homes. Your donations can be sent to our Finance Officer, Jim Lang, at 836 Saturn Court. VFW is a certified non-profit organization and your contributions are tax-deductible. Hope to see you on Memorial Day, and God Bless America.

 

Dave Gardner, Post Commander

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