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Veterans Day Parade Program

Published 9:33am Friday, November 9, 2012

“WELCOME HOME AND THANKS FOR YOUR SERVICE”

Armistice Day (also known as Remembrance Day) is on 11 November and commemorates the armistice signed between the Allies of World War I and Germany at Compiègne, France, for the cessation of hostilities on the Western Front, which took effect at eleven o’clock in the morning— the “eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month” of 1918.

9:00 AM – Morgan Cattlemen’s Association begins cooking free hot dogs

Master of Ceremonies remarks – Dr. Mark Hendrix (U.S. Army veteran)

9:30 AM – Taps – Clifford Hatfield (U.S. Army Veteran) Program Begins

Invocation – Rev. Walter Blackman (U.S. Army Veteran)

National Anthem – Hartselle Junior High School soloist

Pledge of Allegiance – Dr. Mark Hendrix (U.S. Army Veteran)

Introduction of Guests – Dr. Mark Hendrix

Ray Long, Chair, Morgan County Commission Ana Franklin – Morgan County Sheriff

Keynote Speaker – Hartselle Mayor Don Hall

Don is a Hartselle native, a graduate of MCHS where he played football under Coach Bucky Pitts. He received his commission in the U.S. Army through the Jacksonville State ROTC and served in the 101st Airborne Division as a rifle platoon leader. Don earned the Army Parachute Badge and the U.S. Army Ranger tab. Alabama Senator Arthur Orr

“America” – Hartselle Junior High School soloist

Service Songs – Doug Moss

Master of Ceremonies – Announcements – Dr. Mark Hendrix

10:30 AM - Parade Commences

Grand Marshals are: Kelly Rabb – 115th Alabama National Guard–Operation Enduring Freedom Morgan County Gold Star Families

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