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memorial day 2018

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
  • Remarks
  • Laying of memorial wreaths
  • Honors rendered by the Firing Detail
  • Taps
  • 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

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