MEMORIAL DAY Commemoration - May 28, 2018 - Florence American Cemetery and Memorial
Participants are expected to include: Ambassador of the United States o/ America The Honorable Lewis M. Eisenberg, Deputy Commanding General, Army National Guard, U.S. Army Europe Major Generai John L. Gronski, Commander of the lnstitute /or Military Aeronautical Sciences Major Generai Stefano Fort, Consul Generai o/ the United States o/ America in Florence Benjamin V. Wohlauer.
11 :00 Ceremorry begins
- Welcome remarks
- Florence American Cemetery Superintendent Angel M. Matos
- National anthems of Italy and the United States of America
- Invocation: Battalion Chaplain, 54th BEB l 73rd lnfantry Brigade Combat Team Captain Michael Basie, Mlnister of Religion of the Florence Jewish Community Umberto Forti
- Laying of memorial wreaths
- Honors rendered by the Firing Detail
- Moment of silence
- Benediction: Imam o/ the Florence Muslim Community & President U.C.0.I.I. lzzeddin Elzir, Deacon of Tusfcany, Scuola Marescialli e Brigadieri Florence Carabinieri Father Cesare Bedogne'
- Combined U.S. - ltalian Military Ceremonial Formaylon
12:00 Ceremony concludes