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Bugles Across America
Apr 23

Written by: JDay
4/23/2011 2:19 PM  RssIcon

The family of Spec. Michelle M. Witmer (see link) have agreed to participate in our pre –Memorial Day Activities at Wood, on Friday 27 May.

http://freedomremembered.com/index.php/spc-michelle-marie-witmer/

We wanted to Muster at the “Memorial Area” Rally Point at Wood at 0830 - and conduct the following PROPOSED short Memorial Service, as follows:

1.) A short Benediction (my Church Pastor an ex-USMC Vietnam Vet will handle this piece)

2.) LTC Kaderavek’s men (if they will agree) will then raise a 5’ x 9-1/2’ flag we have prepared for this purpose on the main Flag Pole - alongside the Civil War Monument at Wood (with Bugler Sounding “To the Colors” – Bill Seaman of “Bugles Across America” has agreed to do this part)

3.) The same Honor Guard will lower the Flag to the Bugle Call of: “Retreat” (Bill Seaman again)

4.)  Flag Folding by LTC Kaderavek’s men - with the group presentation of those folded Colors to Michelle Witmer’s parents.

5.) “Echo Taps” sounded by Bill Seaman and Dan Miller.

6.) I have asked Cheryl McCrary (a local singing talent) to perform the song: “Requiem for a Soldier” (a.k.a. the Theme from the HBO Motion Picture “Band of Brothers”).

7.) Short Remarks and Instructions from Ray Miller – the Wood Cemetery Director.

8.) Dismissal - so that the GE Veterans and their friends and family can begin placing flags in front of the tombstones.   

Note: as last year…all of this activity will be filmed…with the intent of creating another short Documentary – at the end of which - all Organizations (including Eder Flag…who provided the US Flag mentioned above) that contributed with time and manpower….will receive film credits.

With warmest regards, 

Vincent H. Schwalbe

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