Fredericktown Memorial Day Observance Schedule of Events

The posted white marble cross in Forest Cemetery, representing the fallen soldier spoken of by guest speaker and Vietnam War veteran, resident John Hughes, at the 2016 Memorial Day Parade and Ceremony on Monday, May 30, 2016. Surrounding the cross are the fallen soldier's boots, pack, vest, helmet and gun, along with two oak branches, their leaves representing one of the one million, six-hundred-thousand fallen soldiers which Hughes spoke of in his moving piece, "What Would A Fallen Soldier Say?"The posted white marble cross in Forest Cemetery, representing the fallen soldier spoken of by guest speaker and Vietnam War veteran, resident John Hughes, at the 2016 Memorial Day Parade and Ceremony on Monday, May 30, 2016. Surrounding the cross are the fallen soldier's boots, pack, vest, helmet and gun, along with two oak branches, their leaves representing one of the one million, six-hundred-thousand fallen soldiers which Hughes spoke of in his moving piece, "What Would A Fallen Soldier Say?"

Fredericktown Memorial Day observance begins on Monday, May 29, at 9:30 on the village square and as follows:

9:30 a.m.   Assemble at East side of Square

9:45 a.m.   Flag Raising – Boy Scouts

National Anthem – Fredericktown H.S. Band, Director Michael Reeves

Invocation – Mr. Ross Carter, Assist. Chaplain U.S. Army, Ret.

Laying of Wreath – Village Administrator Dean Grogg

10:00 a.m.   Parade to Forest Cemetery, order of units

*Police car escort, Fredericktown P.D.

*Colors carried by Boy Scouts

*Cars carrying VIP’s

*Band

* Boys State Delegates

*American Legion Van

*American Legion Auxiliary

*Little Miss Poppy

*Misc  Youth entries

*Fire Department

Arrival at Cemetery,

Musical Selections – Fredericktown H.S. & Jr. H.S. Bands

Introduction by David Merrin, Post 500 Commander

Presentation of Wreaths – Gold Star Families

American Legion

American Legion Auxiliary

Memorial Day Address:   LTC Randy Ruhl, Ret.  LTC Ruhl is a graduate of FHS and spent 21 years in the Army as an Infantry Officer.  A graduate of advanced Infantry school, Airborne and Ranger schools, Command and War Colleges. Randy is married to Debbie and has three sons and four grandchildren.

Benediction – Mr. Ross Carter

21 Gun Salute to Fallen Heroes

Taps

End of service