A Veterans Day ceremony in which hundreds of Riderwood retirement community veterans from the U.S. Navy, Army, Marine Corps, Air Force, and Coast Guard will rally for peace. They will be joined by their spouses - who kept their families together on the home front during WWII, the Korean War and the Vietnam War - and by their fellow residents. The hour-long ceremony will include tributes to all branches of the military, as well as anecdotal stories of life in the military from the following residents.
WHEN AND WHERE:
Friday, November 11, from 10:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m., in the Riderwood Encore Theater, 3140 Gracefield Road, Silver Spring, MD.
Welcome: Jim Henry, PHM2C, USNR
"Pledge of Allegiance" - Led by Esko Hallila, Master Gunnery Sergeant, USMCR
Singing of the National Anthem: With accompaniment by Dorothy Ferrara
"Tribute to Reserves and National Guard Veterans" :Presented by CDR Jules Balog, USNR
"Thank You Note": Presented by Mitze Brown
"Significant Event during Active Duty": Led by CDR Jules Balog, USNR
Singing of Patriotic Songs: With accompaniment by Dorothy Ferrara.
Moment of Silence:
- Ringing of Bell: Mitze Brown (6 Bells)
- "TAPS": Performed by Gary Dailey, Sergeant First Class (retired)
"Remember All Who Served" : Presented by Jim Henry, PHM2C, USNR
"Recognize the spouses staying at home during the current crises":Presented by Marie Tsucalas
"Riderwood Salutes You": Presented by Executive Director Chip Warner, who is a graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy
Salute to the Armed Forces: Announced by LCDR Robert Helm (with accompaniment by Dorothy Ferrara)
"Benediction": Presented by Reverend James Bell
Singing of "Let There Be Peace on Earth": With accompaniment by Dorothy Ferrara
Singing of "God Bless America": With accompaniment by Dorothy Ferrara