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 MEMORIAL  DAY
 SERVICES
 MARIETTA,  PENNSYLVANIA
 
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MONDAY  MAY  29,  2000
11:00  A.M.
 
American Legion
POST # 466
 
 
 
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PROCESSION
MAY  29,  2000
11:00  A.M.
 
 
Marietta Police Escort American Legion Color Guard and
 
Columbia Legion Post 722
 
 
Sons of American Legion Donegal High School Marching Band
 
 
Mayor  Oliver Overlander Rep. Thomas Armstrong
 
 
Grand Marshall:     Robert Williams Clergy:     Rev. Mark Heiney
   
American Legion  #466 Auxiliary Marietta Jaycees
  (Essay Contest Winners)
   
M.Y.A.A. Marietta Scouts
( Team Members ) ( Cub Scouts, Brownies and Girl Scouts )
 
 
Vietnam Vets Motorcycle Club Marietta Post Office
 
 
Marietta Ambulance Association Marietta Lions Club
 
 
Maytown and East Donegal Fire Co. Marietta Pioneer Fire Co.
 
 
 
 
PARADE COMMITTEE
 
Tom Youndt,  Don Neal,  Glen & Linda Shepler,  Charles Hatfield
 
 
 
 
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GRAND MARSHALL
 
 
Grand Marshall Robert Williams is a graduate of Mount Joy High School, Class of 1948.
 
MILITARY:  He served with The 28th Division from September 1950 to July 1953.
In August of 1953 he joined the National Guard Unit in Lancaster, Pa.
 
WORK:  From 1953-1965 he worked at Olmstead Air Force Base in Middletown, Pa.
  From 1967- 1992 he worked for Armstrong World Industries where he retired on May 1, 1992.
 
CLUBS:  District 10 Deputy Commander, American Legion.
 
LIFE MEMBER OF:  Post 5752 Mount Joy, PA.,   Florin Fire Co. Inc.,  Fire Dept. of Mount Joy.
Susquehanna Beneficial and Social Association,  Marietta Beneficial Association.
 
ACTIVE MEMBER OF:  Post #466 American Legion, Marietta,  Pioneer Fire Co. No. 1,
Milton Grove Sportman's Club,  Moose Lodge #596, Elizabethtown.
 
FAMILY:  Wife Martha, Mount Joy, Pa,    1 Son:  Robert of Mount Joy, Pa. 
2 Daughters:  Peggy of Mount Joy, and Vicki of Marietta, Pa.
 
 
 
 
CEMETARY PROGRAM
 
Ceremonies will be held at the Marietta Gay Street Cemetary
 
 
 
   
MASTER OF CERMONIES: Bob Heiserman
   
INVOCATION: Post Chaplin:      Marlin Dietz
 
 
PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE: Commander:     Tom Youndt
 
 
INTRODUCTION OF GUESTS: Mr. Robert Heiserman, Jr.
   
NATIONAL ANTHEM: Donegal High School Marching Band
 
 
OPENING REMARKS: Mayor:     Oliver Overlander
 
 
GUEST SPEAKER: State Representative Thomas Armstrong
 
 
DISSERTATION: Marietta Jaycee Essay Winners
 
 
BENEDICTION: Marlin Deitz
 
 
SALUTE OF ARMS: Members of the Marietta American 
 
Legion Firing Squad
 
 
DECORATION OF GRAVE: Members of the Marietta American
  Legion will decorate the grave of the
  last Marietta veteran who passed away.
   
TAPS: Donegal High School Marching Band
 
 
 
 
PARADE ROUTE
 
 
Assemble at the rear parking lot of Riverview Elementary School
Proceed down Aaron Street - West on Market Street - North on Gay Street
 ( Flag Raising Ceremony at Square )
Parade will proceed to the Marietta Gay Street Cemetary
 
 
 
THANK YOU FOR ATTENDING THIS YEARS SERVICES
 
 Marietta special police will be on duty during the Memorial Day Services.
 Please show them your every courtesy.
 
 
 
A MEMORIAL DAY PRAYER
 
 
They served and fought and died
                               so that we might be safe and free
 Grant him, O Lord, eternal peace
                          and give them "The Victory"!
And in these days of unrest 
                        filled with grave uncertainty,
    Let's not forget the price they paid
                    to keep our country free...
And, so, on this Memorial Day, 
              we offer up a prayer---
May the people of all Nations 
             be united in Thy care,
And grant us understanding 
                 and teach us how to live
So we may lose our selfish pride
                    and learn to love and give,
And keep us ever mindful 
                        of the fighting men who sleep
In Arlington and foreign lands, 
          so we may ever keep
 The "Light of Freedom" burning
                             in their honor through the years,
         And hear their cry for peace on earth
                resounding in our ears---
Forgive us our transgressions 
                         and "Oh, God, be with us yet"
Lest in pride and arrogance 
          we heedlessly forget.
 
                                                  --- Helen Steiner Rice
 
 
 
The Marietta American Legion Post #466 would like to express their thanks to the following for their financial support:
 
 
McLeary's Media, Inc.
 New Jersey Shell Co.
 Donegal Mutual Insurance
 Delores Wise
 Herr's Market
 
 
 
 
 
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