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Tuesday, June 1, 2010

2010 Memorial Day Program in Franklin, NC

Franklin High School was the alternate rain location for the 2010 Memorial Day Program for Macon County

This five-part playlist includes the entire program from yesterday's Memorial Day Observance that took place in the Fine Arts Building of the Franklin High School. The original venue at the Veterans Memorial park was rained out.

These videos include:

Opening Remarks by Don Lanson, USMC (retired).

Presentation of the Colors by the Marine Corps League Detachment 973.

Presentation of the Colors of the American Legion, Veterans of Foreign Wars, Marine Corps League and Vietnam Veterans of America.

Invocation by Reverend Ronnie Branson, Minister of Care and Outreach, Cowee Baptist Church.

Recitation of the Pledge of Allegiance.

The Meaning and Origin of Memorial Day

Sarah Luzzi, FHS Student Body President

Ben Carrion

Recitation of the Poem
"In Flanders field"

Sarah Martin

Franklin High School Band
"Battle Hymn of the Republic"

Origin of the Poem
"In Flanders Field"

Kathleen Cipolla

Veteran Organization Commanders remarks

Bob Slicer
Commander, American Legion

Charles Sanders,
Prospective Commander Veterans of Foreign Wars

Gregg Hunt
Commandant, Marine Corps League

Bob Henry
Commander, Vietnam Veterans of America

The Armed Forces Medley performed by the Franklin High School Band

Honors rendered to the deceased

Rifle Salute by the funeral detail of the American Legion, Veterans of Foreign Wars and the Marine Corps League

Taps by Shane McConnell

Retirement of the Colors by the Marine Corps League Color Guard

The National Anthem performed by the Franklin High School Band

There are still a few bricks that can be purchased at the Veterans Memorial of Macon County. Visit Veterans Memorial of Macon County to find out more about how you can donate or to purchase a brick, or to find directions to the site. It is the best Memorial to Veterans in Western North Carolina.

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