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Westchester Honors those who Served in the Vietnam war with a 50th Anniversary Commemoration Ceremony

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Westchester Honors those who Served in the Vietnam war with a 50th Anniversary Commemoration Ceremony

October 08, 2016 - 13:12

Westchester Honors those who Served in the Vietnam war with a 50th Anniversary Commemoration Ceremony

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WHITE PLAINS, NY --

WHEN:          Wednesday, October 5th from 4:30PM – 7PM

WHAT:          County Executive Robert P. Astorino invites Westchester’s Vietnam Veterans and the public to attend the county’s Commemoration Ceremony for the 50th Anniversary of the Vietnam War. Vietnam Veterans from Westchester will receive a medal in honor of their service.

WHO:             Westchester County Executive Robert P. Astorino

                        Ron Tocci, Director, Westchester County Veterans Service Agency

                        John Rowan, National President, Vietnam Veterans of America

            Major General James T. Jackson, Director, The United States of America Vietnam War

Commemoration                   

WHERE:       Kensico Dam Plaza

                        1 Bronx River Parkway

Valhalla, NY

CONTACT:  T.J. McCormack: (914) 995-2907

                        Clare Kelly: (914) 995-2933

PROGRAM

Music From The Vietnam Period

Master Sargents Mary Kay Messenger and Brian Broelmann

U.S.  Military Academy Band

Welcome

Ron Tocci, Veterans Service Agency Director

Presentation of the Colors

The Bronxville Army Recruiting Company

Pipes and Drums of the Police Emerald Society of Westchester

Pledge of Allegiance

Charlotte Trotter, Command Sargent Major of U.S. Army

National Anthem

Kiera Higham

Granddaughter of Vietnam Veteran Michael Harrington, SPT 4

Flyover

101st Rescue Squadron, Air National Guard

Prayer

Father Chris Monturo, Pastor of Saint Anthony of Padua Church, Harrison, New York

Remarks

Robert P. Astorino

Westchester County Executive

John Rowan

National President, Vietnam Veterans of America

Guest Speaker

Major General James T. Jackson

Director, The United States of America Vietnam War Commemoration

Presentation of First Medals

Awarded Posthumously Robert Charles Murray, Congressional Medal of Honor, 1970

Staff Sargent, U.S.  Army, 23rd Infantry Division, Company B, 4th Battalion

Awarded Posthumously to John Lance Geoghegan, Silver and Bronze Star, 1965

Second Lieutenant, U.S. Army, 1st Battalion, 7th Cavalry

Rifle Salute

VFW Post 2285

Taps

Robert Fries, Bugles Across America

U.S. Marine Corps, May 1953 – May 1956

Gold Bless America

Master Sergeants Mary Kay Messenger and Brian Broelmann

U.S. Military Academy Band

Westchester County Vietnam Service Medals

Medley Salute to the Armed Forces