Ely Community Memorial Day Program 2018

Please plan to join the members Ely American Legion Post 555 for the Ely Community Memorial Day Service at Rogers Grove Cemetery 28 May 2018.

This program has been part of Ely for more than 90 years and and still proudly maintained as part of our community traditions.

11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

Welcome and Opening Remarks – Marv Peters, Post Commander

Opening Prayer – Pastor Brian Middleswarth – St John Lutheran Church, Ely

Reading of General Logan’s Order – Zack Johnson, 2017 Boys State Candidate

Pledge of Allegiance – led by Chase Gehrke, 2017 Boys State Candidate

Star Spangled Banner – Ely Presbyterian & St John Lutheran combined choir Stephanie Buonadonna Director

Memorial Day Message – Mr. Rob Smith – Post 555 Historian

On Flanders Field – Amanda Whetstone, 2017 Girls State Candidate

Song for the Unsung Hero – First Presbyterian & St John Lutheran combined choir

Bell Honor for All Service Branches – Legion and SAL Members

El Silencio – Morgan Eadie

Benediction – Pastor Brian Middleswarth – St John Lutheran Church Ely

God Bless America – Choir and Audience

Color Guard and Rifle Squad – Salute to those who have died in service to our nation – Legion and SAL Members

Taps – Leo Rigel

Please feel free to bring folding chairs to the cemetery.

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