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 MEMORIAL  DAY  2009
 PARADE  AND  MEMORIAL  SERVICES
 MARIETTA,  PENNSYLVANIA
 
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MONDAY  MAY  25,  2009
11:00  A.M.
 
American Legion
POST   # 466
 
 
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PROCESSION
MAY  25,  2009
11:00  A.M.
 
 
Susquehanna  Regional  Police  Escort American  Legion  Color  Guard
 
 
Sons  of  American  Legion Donegal  High  School  Marching  Band
 
 
Donegal  Alumni  Band General  Reynolds  Coronet  Band
 
 
York  Kiltie  Band Mayor  Oliver  Overlander,  and  Rep.  David  Hickernell
 
 
Marietta  Pioneer  Fire  Co Maytown  /  East  Donegal  Fire  Co.
 
 
Grand Marshall:     Theodore  R.  Carey Chaplain:      Marlin  Dietz
 
 
 
American  Legion  Commander:      John  Gohn World  War  II  Veterans:  John  Penyak,  Ray  Beaston,
Walter  Nau,  Don  Mohr,  Richard  Smedley,  and  Roy  Simmons.
   
American  Legion  #466  Auxiliary Marietta  Scouts
  (Cub  Scouts,  Brownies  and  Girl  Scouts)
   
M.Y.A.A.     ( Team Members ) Marietta  Lions  Club
 
 
Thunderbirds Motorcycle Club
 
 
Susquehanna  Valley  E.M.S. (Essay  Contest  Winners)
 
 
 
 
THE  MARIETTA  MEMORIAL  DAY  PARADE  COMMITTEE
 
President:      Charles  Shireman  Sr.
 
 
 
 
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2009  GRAND  MARSHALL:
Theodore  R.  Carey
 
 
      Theodore served in the U.S. Air Force from February 1956 to March 1976.    He was an airborne radar operator with the 552nd Early Warning and Control Wing, stationed at McClellan Air Force Base in California.    Carey flew 69 missions in an EC-121 aircraft 50 feet off the water in North Vietnam, providing warnings for attacking forces.    A Columbia native, Carey and his wife; Audrey, have lived in Marietta for 32 years.
 
 
 
 
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2009  GUEST  SPEAKER:
Robert  Rummel
 
 
      Robert Rummel, an infantry line paratrooper with the 3rd / 18th Infantry attached to the 101st Airborne Division in Vietnam in 1967 and 1968.    When leaving Vietnam, the 3rd Battalion was recognized as the most decorated airborne unit during the war.
      Rummel was featured in "VFW Magazine" for fighting in one of the deadliest battles of the Vietnam War.    His infantry company was overrun by a series of human wave attacks that resulted in a casualty rate of 83 % to his infantry company within 30 minutes.    Rummel and his wife, Donna, lived in Marietta for 20 years and now resides in Bainbridge.
 
 
 
 
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CEMETARY  PROGRAM
 
Ceremonies  will  be  held  at  the  Marietta  Gay  Street  Cemetary
 
 
 
   
MASTER  OF  CERMONIES: Tom  McGlynn
   
INVOCATION: Post  Chaplin:      Marlin  Dietz
 
 
PLEDGE  OF  ALLEGIANCE: Commander:     John  Gohn
 
 
INTRODUCTION  OF  GUESTS: Tom  McGlynn
   
NATIONAL  ANTHEM: Josh  Harner
 
 
OPENING  REMARKS: Mayor:     Oliver  Overlander
 
 
GUEST  SPEAKER: Robert  Rummel
 
 
DISSERTATION: Marietta  Jaycee  Essay  Winners
 
 
BENEDICTION: Post  Chaplin:      Marlin  Dietz
 
 
SALUTE  TO  ARMS: Squadron  466  Sons  of  American
 
Legion  Firing  Squad
 
 
DECORATION  OF  GRAVE: Post  Chaplin:      Marlin  Dietz
  Legion  will  decorate  the  grave  of  the
  last  Marietta  veteran  who  has  passed  away.
   
TAPS: Donegal  High  School  Marching  Band
 
 
York  Kiltie  Band  will  Play: " Amazing  Grace "
 
 
 
 
PARADE  ROUTE
 
 
Assemble  at  the  rear  parking  lot  of  Riverview  Elementary  School  At  10:00AM
Proceed  down  Aaron  Street  -  West  on  Market  Street  to  the  Square.
 ( Flag  Raising  Ceremony  at  Square )
Parade  will  proceed  West  on  Market  Street  -  North  on  Bridge  Street  -  to  the  Marietta  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
 
 
 
 
 
 
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