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Charlestown Retirement Community
715 Maiden Choice Ln, Catonsville, Maryland 21228
«Raise a Flag, Salute a Vet!» May 26-29 at the 1,000-flag Field of Honor presented by Hubbard Funeral Home and hosted by Charlestown retirement community.
WHEN: May 26 — May 29
WHERE: Charlestown Retirement Community
COST: Free. You are encouraged to sponsor a flag in honor of a loved one who has served.
The public is invited to the Friday night, May 26 (7:30 p.m.) Opening Ceremony of the 1,000-flag Charlestown Field of Honor presented by Hubbard Funeral Home. Fireworks will follow the ceremony.
This Memorial Day Weekend display will be open to the public through Monday, May 29, on the Charlestown campus, 715 Maiden Choice Lane. Net proceeds from sponsorship of flags will benefit local veterans organizations year-round.
Opening Ceremony Itinerary:
Prelude: 229th Army Band, Maryland Army National Guard
Welcome: Daniel Simons, Event Chairman, Hubbard Funeral Home
Invocation: Most Reverend Mark Brennan, Auxiliary Bishop, Archdiocese of Baltimore
Raising of the Colors, Arbutus Volunteer Fire Department Honor Guard
Chesapeake Caledonian Pipe & Drums Band, Dr. Charles Frank VFW Post 219
“National Anthem”: Sue Ellen Grove
Opening Remarks: Daniel Simons
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Remarks: Sherry Parish, Charlestown Director of Resident Life
Remarks: John Strumsky, U.S. Marine Veteran and Charlestown Resident
Remarks: Sylvia Moore, U.S. Army Veteran and Charlestown Employee
Remarks: Maryland Delegate Terry Hill
Remarks: Maryland Delegate Eric Ebersole
Remarks: Maryland Senator Edward Kasemeyer
Musical Arrangement: 229th Army Band, Maryland Army National Guard
Keynote: Victor B. Minelle, Senior Director, Integration Support Directorate, Deputy Under Secretary of the Navy Benediction: Most Reverend Mark Brennan
“Taps”: 229th Army Band Bugler
— «Time will not dim the glory of their deeds.» — General John J. Pershing
«Time will not dim the glory of their deeds.» — General John J. Pershing