City Memorial Day Celebration Monday, May 30

Decoration of veterans' graves

Medford’s Annual Memorial Day Veterans Ceremony

Monday, May 30, 2011 – 10 AM – Oak Grove Cemetery

Order of Ceremony

Welcome
Mr. John R. Granara, American Legion, Post 45, Master of Ceremonies

Posting of Colors
Medford Police Department Honor Guard & Middlesex Sheriff’s Office Honor Guard Representative

Pledge of Allegiance
Brooks Elementary School: Samantha Alberino, Melina Allen, Bridgid Andersen, Annamae Aurilio, Raquel Bebarros, Sarah Boudal, Claire Carey, Charlotte Catlett, Mackenzie Chila, Daniella Garcia, Charlotte Gingo, Brianna Leccese, Lydia Olivieri and Nell Verhagen; Columbus Elementary School: Maleah Finley; McGlynn Elementary School: Anaya and Na’Asia Jacques-Simon; Saint Raphael School: Allie DeNisco, Molly Farren, Megan Furtado, Elizabeth Lazzaro, Abbey Lynch, Ellie Lynch, Katie Lynch, Sarah Nolan, Emma Ryan & Lacey Ryan

The Star Spangled Banner
Kyla Middleton, Junior Student, Medford High School

Invocation
Reverend John Page, Pastor, Shiloh Baptist Church, Medford

Introduction of Honored Guests
Mr. John Granara

Memorial Day Address
The Honorable Michael J. McGlynn, Mayor

General Logan’s Original Order
Captain Michael Picardi, United States Marine Corps, Iraqi War Veteran

Armed Forces Medley
Medford High School Band, under the direction of Mr. John Feitor

Memorial Day Remarks
City Councillor Robert M. Penta, Chair, Council Veteran’s Committee

Commanders’ Remarks
Commander James Vieira, American Legion, Post 45
Commander Stephen Hanson, Veterans of Foreign Wars, Post 1012
Italian American War Veterans, Post 8
Junior Vice Commander Robert King, Disabled American Veterans, Mystic Valley Chapter 21

America the Beautiful
Medford High School Band

The Gettysburg Address
Nicole Dello Russo, Sophomore Student, Medford Vocational Technical High School

Decoration of Graves
Director Earnest Lindsay, Veterans Services, & Women’s Auxiliaries,
escorted by Medford Police Honor Guard Unit, as the Medford High School Band performs “Amazing Grace”

God Bless America
Kyla Middleton

Benediction
Pastor Page

Salute
American Legion, Post 45

Taps
Medford High School Soloist

- Information from Mayor Michael McGlynn

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