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Memorial Day 2021
May 31, 2021 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Memorial Ceremony Program
Master of Ceremonies: Janice Bowman, Battleship IOWA
Posting of Colors: Joint Forces Color Guard, Joint Forces Training Base Los Alamitos
National Anthem: Ssgt. Quartrail Tucker, Army Recruiting Station Los Angeles
Remembrance for POW/MIAs:A Place Setting For One, A Table For ALL: Chaplain, Hank Elder, SALs Department of California, and President, Remembering All Our Heroes.
Invocation: Pastor Joe Ramirez, Revive LA, and Chaplain, American Legion District 24
Welcoming & Keynote: Joleen Deatherage, VP Development & Marketing
Announcements: Master of Ceremonies
Presentation of Wreath in Memory of Departed Veterans: Rebecca Ambro, Recreation Specialist from the Los Angeles Air Force Base Youth Programs, who will be escorted by Ms. Dakota Perez, Torch Club President and Ms. McKenna Perez, Torch Club Leadership.
Memorial Poem: I Am Free – Hank Elder to read the I Am Free poem and extinguish candle
Prayer for the Departed Veterans: Dr. Ron Gellis, VPAN Program Manager, Veterans West at Battleship IOWA, and Executive Director / Founder, Integrated Recovery Foundation
Taps: Joseph Mejia, Troop 788 Pacifica District (GLAAC), Eagle Rank 2019
Retiring of Colors: Honor Guard retired by Master of Ceremonies
America the Beautiful: Nicole Roxanne
Final Remarks: Master of Ceremonies
Celebration of the American Spirit: Band performance by The Jokers