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Veteran's Memorial Park off of 301

5/25/2014
When: 5/25/2014
11:00 AM
Where: Veterans Memorial Park
3602 Hwy 301 N
Tampa, Florida  33619
United States
Contact: Walt Raysick

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*******NOTE this event is on SUNDAY!!!*************

The Veterans Council of Hillsborough County, Inc. with the support of the Board of County Commissioners will conduct our annual Memorial Day Celebration

at the Veterans Memorial Park & Rear Admiral LeRoy Collins, Jr. Museum at 11:00 A.M. on Sunday, May 25, 2014. The Park is located at 3602 US Highway 301

Tampa just south of the Florida State Fairgrounds. The Theme form the Celebration is:  “Memorial Day Remembrance, For God and Country”.  The Keynote Speaker

will be Colonel Scott DeThomas, USAF, Commander, 6th Air Mobility Wing, MacDill AFB, Tampa, FL. This will be Colonel DeThomas’s last event at Veterans

Memorial Park as he will transfer on August 8.  Thank you Colonel for all you have done for veterans and the Brandon community during your assignment at MacDill

AFB.   Mr. Charles Haugabrooks will be performing for his 17th consecutive year a series of patriotic songs emblematic of a somber Memorial Day tribute.  Colors will

be presented by the 6th Air Mobility Wing Color Guard from MacDill AFB, the Invocation delivered by Dr.Linda J. Pugsley, LtCol, CAP, Chaplain, FL 089, MacDill

AFB and the Benediction will be delivered by D. Jobe, Veterans Council Asst. Chaplain.  Mr. Frank Strom, Managing Director, Hillsborough County Veterans Affairs

Division and Mike O’Dell, President of the Veterans Council of Hillsborough County will make appropriate remarks. The Scottish American Military Society will

conduct the POW/MIA Missing Man Ceremony followed by a wreath presentation by the area Gold Star Wives, Mothers and Families to honor our Fallen Warriors

and pay tribute to the Hillsborough County Fallen Heroes of the Afghanistan and Iraq wars.   The Riverview Detachment of the Marine Corps League will fire a rifle

salute and play TAPS. The public is invited and encouraged to attend and visit the recently dedicated War Memorials and Museum.  Refreshments will be provided

by VFW Post 8108 Men’s and Ladies Auxiliaries, Riverview. For further information please contact Walt Raysick at 813-653-4924 or wraysick@verizon.net.

 



Program

“I BELIEVE IN AMERICA”, Charles Haugabrooks 17th year
“AMAZING GRACE”, Piper (SAMS)
POW/MIA Missing Man Ceremony:
Conducted by The Scottish American Military Society
MEMORIAL WREATH PRESENTATION:
Honoring our Fallen Warriors & Tribute to Hillsborough County’s Fallen Heroes of AFGHANISTAN & IRAQ WARS with area Gold Star Families
“GOD BLESS AMERICA”, Charles Haugabrooks 17th year
-PLEASE STAND AND PREPARE FOR A RIFLE SALUTE—
Rifle detail, fire three volleys
MEMORIAL RIFLE SALUTE AND TAPS
MARINE CORPS LEAGUE DETACHMENT 1226
CLOSING REMARKS:
Frank Strom, Managing Director, Hillsborough County Veterans Division
BENEDICTION:
D. Jobe, Veterans Council Assistant Chaplain
ANNOUNCEMENTS:
Veterans Council President, Mike Odell Immediately after this ceremony Refreshments will be served at the main Pavilion, courtesy of the VFW Post 8108, Men’s and Ladies Auxiliaries, Riverview, FL.
Closing Patriotic Songs
Thank you everyone, for supporting the Hillsborough County Veterans Council’s Memorial Day
Remembrance of America’s Armed Forces. We especially thank the Hillsborough County Park Rangers for their outstanding assistance over the past 20 plus years. The Veterans Council’s appreciation also goes to Cody Palmer for the music and sound and the Hillsborough County Veterans Council members and staff for coordinating today’s Tribute.

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