2017 - Veterans Day Services in Wakefield

Town of Wakefield - Veterans Day Observance

November 11, 2017 at 11:00 AM

Galvin Middle School - Veterans Memorial Auditorium

• Welcome/Open Ceremony - Karen L. Burke, Wakefield Veterans Service Officer

• Posting of the Colors by Wakefield Boy Scouts Troop 701 - American Legion Commander Thomas Collins

• Pledge of Allegiance led by Commander Thomas Collins

• “National Anthem” performed by Wakefield Memorial High School Chamber Singers under the direction of Ms. Ana Morel

• Invocation – Rev. Peter Brown, Pastor, First Baptist Church of Wakefield

• Welcome Remarks - Wakefield Board of Selectmen Chairman Paul DiNocco

• “Of Thee I Sing” performed by Wakefield Memorial High School Chamber Singers under the direction of Ms. Ana Morel

• “Armed Forces – the Pride of America” performed by the Wakefield High School Wind Ensemble under the direction of Mr. Thomas Bankert

• The Wakefield Choral Society, under the direction of Judi Grogan, will perform “This is My Country” and “Song for the Unsung Hero”

• Keynote Address by Mr. William E. Chetwynd, Vietnam Veteran, U.S. Army

• Recognition of Gold Star Family Members (Please, No Applause)

• Vietnam 50th Anniversary Commemoration – Karen Burke and Wakefield Girl Scouts

• Closing Prayer – Rev. Peter Brown

• Colors will be retired by the Wakefield Boy Scouts

• Closing remarks & close ceremony – Karen Burke

• Collation in Galvin Middle School Cafeteria