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A Salute to Those That Served, Rye City Hall Green, Memorial Day 10am

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The City of Rye will hold a Memorial Day ceremony this Monday, May 30, 2011 at 10am on the City Hall Green. Rye Post 128 of The American Legion, James K. Burke commanding, will conduct the program. Founded in 1919, Rye Post 128 has conducted this program for over ninety years.

The program is as follows:

Welcome
Commander James K. Burke

Advancing of the Colors
Members of Rye Post 128, The American Legion

Salute to the Flag
Boy Scouts – Girl Scout – Cub Scouts & Brownies and Daisies

Star Spangled Banner
Johanna Loddo

Invocation
The Rev. Dr. Nancy De Vries, Pastor
Rye Presbyterian Church

Greetings from the City of Rye
Hon. Douglas H. French, Mayor

General Dwight D. Eisenhower’s Farewell
Address (the "military industrial complex")
Matthew Sullivan, Resurrection School, Rye

Principal Address by
Captain Jason Armas, USMC
Standing By To Deploy

2011 Americanism Award
Robin Phelps Latimer and
Hon. George S. Latimer.

John M. Kingery Memorial Essay Contest
by James M. Kingery, Rye Ford – Subaru
1st Place – Claudia Hentschdl;
2nd – Andrew Hudson; 3rd – Tommy Speers

Westchester County Legionnaire of the Year
Past Comdr. Thomas M. Saunders

Eagle Scout Recognitions
Christopher LaMagna, Yuta Makita,
James Higney, Daniel Newmark

Reading of the Rolls of Honor
by Past Comdr. John C. Carolin

Placing of Memorial Wreaths
by Rye Post 128 and Women’s Auxiliary

Benediction
Rev. Msgr. Edward D. O’Donnell
Church of the Resurrection

Retreat of the Colors
Moments of Reflection and Taps
Kevin Miller, Rye High School

This ceremony offers a brief moment each year to remember those who made the supreme sacrifice and those who served our Nation. There are new American flags flying on Purchase Street made possible by contributions from the City of Rye and the American Legion.

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