Vietnam Traveling Memorial Wall® Schedule

Friday July 14, 2017


8:30 am Opening Ceremony

Call to Colors/Reveille – Jim McDevitt, American Legion Post 798, Warminster, PA
National Anthem – Brianna Carson
Invocation – Reverend N. Luke Mason

Opening Remarks – Mr. Mike Fitzpatrick (Former PA State Representative)

Speaker – Captain David Christian, U.S. Army (Retired)

Speaker – Patrick Murphy, Former Acting Secretary of the Army

Speaker – Colonel Rick Kiernan, U.S. Army (Retired)

“Ballad of the Green Beret” – Men of Harmony

Closing Remarks – Mr. Mike Fitzpatrick (Former PA State Representative)

9:15 am Vietnam Traveling Memorial Wall Officially Opens

9:00 pm Call to Colors/Taps

 

Saturday July 15, 2017

 

9:00 am Call to Colors/Reveille – Jim McDevitt, American Legion Post 798, Warminster, PA

 National Anthem – Samantha Fario

 Invocation – The Rev. Heeralal Mukesh Cheedie, Redeemer Lutheran Church, Penndel

 Vietnam Traveling Memorial Wall Open

7:50 pm Twilight Ceremony honoring the 136 Bucks County residents inscribed on the Wall

Call to Colors – Larry Shillings, Bugles Across America

National Anthem – Erin Caitlin Rinker

Invocation – Rev. Peter Hook, VFW National Chaplain

Opening Remarks – Colonel Bruce Cordelli, U.S. Army (Retired)

Speaker – Allen McCabe, National Park Service, Washington, DC & Wall Tour Guide

Speaker – Dan Fraley, Director of Veteran’s Affairs, Bucks County, PA

Speaker – John Rumsey, Vietnam veteran and Purple Heart Recipient

Bells – Chaplains from American Legion Posts 436 & 148

Candle Lighting – Eagle Scouts from Washington Crossing Council

“Going Home Fallen Solider” – Bag Pipe Tribute, Lia Fail Bag Pipe Band

Honor Guards – American Legion Posts 436 & 148

Echo Taps – Jim McDevitt, American Legion & Bernadette Cartin, Bugles Across America

9:00 pm Closing Remarks – Colonel Bruce Cordelli, U.S. Army (Retired)

 

Sunday, July 16, 2017

 

9:00 am Call to Colors/Reveille – Jim McDevitt, American Legion Post 798, Warminster, PA

 National Anthem (Jimmy Hendrix version) – Mike Raymond, Princeton School of Rock

 Invocation – Commander Peter Gregory, Chaplain, U.S. Navy Chaplain Corps (Retired)

 Vietnam Traveling Memorial Wall Open

5:00 pm Call to Colors – Jim McDevitt, American Legion Post 798, Warminster, PA

 National Anthem – Samatha Fario

 Invocation – Chaplain Frank Muscato, American Legion Post 530, Robbinsville, NJ

 Speaker – State Sen Tommy Tomlinson

 “Let There Be Peace on Earth” – St. Michael’s Catholic Church Choir

 Flag Presentation/Thank You to our local Mayors

 “God Bless the USA” – Jeff Lohan

 Closing Comments – Senator Tommy Tomlinson

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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