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2008 Media Releases

November 7, 2008
For More Information Contact:
Diane Gonzolas, Citizen Information Center, 441-7831
Keith Fickenscher, Veterans Memorial Garden, 486-8570, 440-2997


Auld Recreation Center will be the site of the City’s annual Veterans Day program at 11 a.m. Tuesday, November 11. It is sponsored by the Mayor’s Advisory Council for the Veterans Memorial Garden.

Speakers will include World War II Veteran Lambert Mills; Keith Fickenscher and Jess Smith of the Mayor’s Advisory Council for the Veterans Memorial Garden; and Jim Krysl of the Stars and Stripes Sertoma Club. A special award will be presented to Pat Raybould for the contributions of B & R Stores to the garden. Rev. Tim Wiggins will give the invocation and benediction, and VFW Post #3606 will provide the color guard for the event.

Zuri will sing “The National Anthem” and “You’re a Grand Old Flag” and pianist Nancy Wolfe will play “The Battle Hymn of the Republic” and “My Country ‘Tis of Thee.” Edwin Mukusha will play “Amazing Grace” on the bagpipes, and Lumir Vajgrt will play “Taps.”

The public is encouraged to arrive early to tour the Garden and its memorials. Bench seating will be available, but those attending are encouraged to bring lawn chairs. Parking is available north and south of the Auld Recreation Center. Handicapped parking is available south of Auld. In case of rain the event will move inside the Auld Recreation Center.

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