Memorial Day Ceremony at Cape Canaveral National Cemetery Set May 27, Will Honor Veterans
By Space Coast Daily // May 25, 2017
keynote speaker: General Wayne R. Monteith
BREVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA – The Memorial Day Ceremony at Cape Canaveral National Cemetery will be held Saturday, May 27 at 10 a.m.
The ceremony will feature keynote speaker Brigadier General Wayne R. Monteith, Commander of the 45th Space Wing, and Director of Eastern Range at Patrick Air Force Base.
The guest speaker will be retired U.S. Army Colonel Danny R. McKnight.
During the ceremony, the Department of Veterans Affairs, Cape Canaveral National Cemetery will honor the service and sacrifice of our Nation’s Veterans on Memorial Day.
The second Memorial Day Ceremony at the new national cemetery is hosted by the Support Committee at Cape Canaveral National Cemetery. The theme for the program will be “Space for Veterans,” officially naming the roadways in the national cemetery.
Presentation of Colors and Rifle Salute will be provided by the Patrick Air Force Base Honor Guard and Greg Pallone of Central Florida News 13 will serve as the Master of Ceremonies.
The National Anthem will be performed by Jocelyn Evans of Astronaut High School and the Pledge of Allegiance will be rendered by the Mims Boy Scout Troop 360.
A wreath presentation will be made by Margie Collins and Chip Hanson of Brevard Veterans Council and Veterans Memorial Center. Amazing Grace will be performed by bagpiper Jamie Holton and patriotic music and Taps will be performed by the Florida Marching Arts.
Invocation will be given by Father Rob Goodridge, Rector, at St. Gabriel’s Episcopal Church in Titusville.
A musical prelude will begin at 9:45 a.m. and seating will be available for the first 600 guests. Lawn chairs are also welcome for use after the seats are full.
Guests are encouraged to arrive no later than 9:15 to allow ample time to park and be transported to the ceremony area prior to the prompt start of the program at 10:00 a.m.
Parking assistance will be available after entering the main entrance gate
For more information, contact Cemetery Director Don Murphy at 321-383-2638.
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