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POW/MIA Candlelight Ceremony 2006

A POW/MIA Candlelight Ceremony will be held at the Ocean Springs Civic Center and Memorial at 1900 hours on Friday, September 15, 2006.
For more information, contact:
Larry Lucas
or Miss Vietnam Veterans Memorial Committee, Inc. P. O. Box 721 Biloxi, MS 39533-0721

MEMORIAL DAY 2005

A Memorial Day Service will be held on Monday, May 30, 2005.
The service will be conducted by the Pascagoula American Legion Post.

For more information, contact:
Larry Lucas
or Miss Vietnam Veterans Memorial Committee, Inc. P. O. Box 721 Biloxi, MS 39533-0721

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MEMORIAL DAY 2004 EVENTS

Events

572nd AIR FORCE BAND
AIR NATIONAL GUARD BAND OF THE SMOKY MOUNTAINS
404 Briscoe Drive
McChee-Tyson Air Base, TN 37777-6204
423-985-4572

572nd Band

1st Lieutenant Rogcr Mills ------------- Commander/Conductor
MSgt. Walter B. Johnson, II ------------- Band Superintendent


572nd AIR FORCE BAND WEBPAGE

PRESS RELEASE AND PUBLIC SERVICE
ANNOUNCEMENT

A performance by the 572nd Air Force Band, "The Air National Guard Band of the
Smoky Mountains" will be presented at the Mississippi Vietnam Veterans Memorial on
the
27th of June, beginning at 6:00 PM. This performance is sponsored by the
Mississippi Vietnam Veterans Memorial Committee and is free and open to the public.

The 572nd Air Force Band, "The Air National Guard Band of the Smoky
Mountains" is located at McGhee-Tyson Air Base near Knoxville, TN. The band is the
official musical ambassador for the Tennessee Air National Guard. The band's mission is
to support military and civilian functions, to perform at activities involving support of the
Department of Defense community relations projects and to support local Air Force and
Air National Guard recruiting.

The band has performed for the Air Force Thunderbirds, numerous State of Tennessee
Governor's Inaugural Ceremonies, as well as civilian and military performances in 16
states and two foreign countries. During the 1999 concert tour, the band performed in
Anchorage, Alaska with the Air Force Band of the Pacific. This will be the 2nd year for
the band to perform at the
Mississippi Vietnam Veterans Memorial.

The band takes great pride in its ability to offer a wide variety of musical programming.
Concerts typically include classical band pieces, military marches, patriotic songs, jazz,
rock and country and western selections.

For more information, contact Mike or Dusty Teter at 228-832-5370.

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MEMORIAL DAY SERVICES
2000

2 PM, TUESDAY, MAY 30, 2000

AT YOUR

MISSISSIPPI VIETNAM VETERANS MEMORIAL


OCEAN SPRINGS, MISSISSIPPI

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LETTER FROM PRESIDENT
MISSISSIPPI VIETNAM VETERANS MEMORIAL COMMITTEE

Dear Families and Friends of:
The Vietnam War Heroes

Please make plans to attend your Memorial Services scheduled for 2PM, Tuesday, May
30, 2000 at the site of the Vietnam Memorial on Highway 90 E. Your Memorial is located
one mile East of the Ocean Spring Hospital at the Civic Center.

We are pleased to report that several new pictures are on your Memorial walls. Thanks to
Chief(r) Mike Teter and the Sea Bee's, the Helicopter has been firmly secured on its
pedestal, and the medivac emblem placed on the helicopter. Thanks to Mayor Seren
Ainsworth and the City of Ocean Springs, new flags have been placed on the poles and
the grounds have been sodded and groomed. Thanks to Sgt Ed Schloegel, Keesler AFB
and the student volunteers for keeping the Memorial clean and assisting with the grounds
keeping work Thanks to the ROAL Magnolia Chapter for their contribution that enabled
the placement three pictures and the planting of two magnolia trees. These trees will be
dedicated this Memorial Day.

We plan to open the microphone to the families and friends in honor of those gentle
Heroes on your Memorial Walls. Please come and bring a friend.

Again, the committee members thank you for your sacrifices and suffering. Our prayers
are that you will take some comfort in the knowledge that we do care. The Memorial
stands as evidence that the people of our great State appreciate those who have died for
our freedom. Join us as we honor those who have born the battle.

If you have any questions, call Roy D. Martin at 228-435-1229.

Sincerely,

Michael Strojny
President

MEMORIAL DAY SERVICES
WERE HELD AT
2 PM SUNDAY MAY 30, 1999
AT YOUR


MISSISSIPPI VIETNAM VETERANS MEMORIAL


OCEAN SPRINGS, MISSISSIPPI
(SEE PROGRAM BELOW)

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THEME:
"NO GREATER LOVE"

INTRODUCTION:
PRESIDENT ED HORSTMAN

MASTER OF CEREMONIES:
MR. GERALD BLESSEY

INVOCATION:
PASTOR ED DECKER

NATIONAL ANTHEM:
GULF COAST COMMUNITY BAND

POST THE COLORS:
MARINE CORPS JR ROTC
GULFPORT HIGH SCHOOL

WELCOME:
MAYOR SEREN AINSWORTH

MEMORIAL MESSAGE:
PASTOR GEORGE FELTON, JR
Psalms 144

MILITARY HONORS:
1SGT FRED BOYKIN, US ARMY, RET
Honor guard will place
boots, helmet, rifle and roses

PLACE THE WREATHS:
GOLD STAR MOTHERS,
GOLD STAR WIVES,
SERVICE ORGANIZATIONS,
VIETNAMESE AND
OTHERS

GOD BLESS THE USA:
MR. JR BIBEY, JR

REFLECTIONS:
S/MAJ CHARLES SCOTT, SR, USA, RET
(member of the memorial committee from
Vicksburg, MS)

HONORED GUESTS: (open mike)
MOTHERS, FATHERS, WIDOWS,
ORPHANS, BROTHERS, SISTERS,
EX-POWS,
VETERAN SERVICE OFFICERS

BENEDICTION:
PASTOR ED DECKER

TWENTY-ONE GUN SALUTE:
CBS

TAPS:
MR. DANNY AINSWORTH

BAGPIPES:

ROLL CALL:
FRIENDS AND COMMITTEE
MEMBERS

* SOFT MUSIC:
GULF COAST COMMUNITY BAND

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