Ohio Western Reserve National Cemetery Veterans Day  Program 2008  www.JimmyFlynn.netI had the honor of performing at the Ohio Western Reserve National Cemetery (OWRNC) Veterans Day Program. Click here for pictures. It was a cold, rainy and windy day in Rittman, Ohio, but that did not stop many who came to honor our beloved veterans. Notably, many senior patriots were on hand, braving the elements, despite handicaps and failing health. God Bless Them!        

The Keynote Speaker was Major General Fred Lick, Jr. (left in picture) of the Ohio Major General Fred Lick, Jr.  www.JimmyFlynn.netMilitary Reserve. He is currently the Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Cleveland Chapter of the Korean War Veterans. What an honor it was for me when this major general firmly shook my hand and thanked me for my "We Give Our Thanks To You" song! Also addressing the audience was Congresswoman Betty Congresswoman Betty Sutton and Dan Rospert  www.JimmyFlynn.netSutton of Ohio's 13th congressional district. She pledged her continued support for all veterans. The posting and retiring of colors, as well as the Rifle Salute, was handled by the 555th Honors Detachment 555th Honors Detachment, Wooster, Ohio  www.JimmyFlynn.netfrom Wooster, Ohio. The Invocation and Benediction was given by Chuck Benson, Chaplain, OWRNC Advisory Committee. The Pledge of Allegiance was led by Francis Elmerick. The welcoming and closing remarks were given by Maria Garza, Director, Maria Garza, Director OWRNC  www.JimmyFlynn.netOWRNC. The Master of Ceremonies was Dan Rospert, Funeral Director of Hilliard-Rospert Funeral Home. Wreath laying by MSgt(retired) Janeen Polen and SSgt Mark Polen. The Young Marines, headed by Paul Sizemore wereThe Young Marines  www.JimmyFlynn.net also on hand. And lastly, Echo TAPS was performed by
Chris Jones and Jody Wisard.


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