Memorial Day - Forest Lawn - Cypress, California - 2012
In pursuit of the truth - www.cinopsbegoneblogspot.com - Monday, May 28/12
Program- 10 A. M. - 11:15 A.M.
Prelude Music Cypress High School Band
James Quirion, Director
Master of Ceremonies Carl Millock, Commander
Veterans of Foreign Wars, Post #9847
Ceremony Host David MacDonald, Vice- President
Forest Lawn - Cypress
Posting of Colors Navy League Sea Cadets, Seal Beach Battalion
Training Ships Sea Lions
Presentation of Colors Dave Pfeifer, Officer of the Day
Veterans of Foreign Wars, Post #9947
Pledge of Allegiance Council Member Leroy Mills
City of Cypress
“The Star-Spangled Banner” Cypress High School Band
James Quiron, Director
Invocation Brigadier General George Vogel, Chaplain
Recognition of Gold Star Mothers Veterans Affairs Healthcare Services, Long Beach
“Gettysburg Address” William Peck as Abraham Lincoln
Pipe Major Dave Champagne
Presidential Proclamation Dr. Prakash Narain
Mayor Pro Tem, City of Cypress
“Armed Forces Medley” Cypress High School Band
Keynote Speaker Brigadier General George Vogel, Chaplain
“The Battle Hymn of the Republic” Cypress High School Band
Blessed is the nation whose God is the Lord
We recall our countrymen who gave the supreme sacrifice. Waged war so that we might have peace. Upon the symbolic grave we will place wreathes of tribute.
The fight for freedom beyond our borders: We don’t want any land only the places where our soldiers died and can be buried. In Arlington, we have set up 250,000 flags and in Riverside, 175,000. I will go, I will fight and if necessary die. He lays down his life for our country and freedom.
We need to teach our children and grandchildren history. A lady asked who won World War II. She did not know. So that is why they died so that we don’t speak German or Japanese.
6,400 soldiers have died in Iraq and Afghanistan. We need to take care of their families, the widows and orphans. Memorial Day makes this day and life possible.
Happy Memorial Day,
George H. Kubeck, Thank you Forest Lawn Cemetery for making the above another Memorial Day!