Friday, May 4, 2012

Arkansas State Veterans Cemetery - Birdeye - Dedication Ceremony

Friday, May 4, 2012 at 1 PM

Today was a special day for Cross County, Arkansas. The long awaited Veterans Cemetery was dedicated on this sunny, hot, windy afternoon. There was music by the 106th Arkansas Army National Guard Band. The Wynne High School JROTC, the Forrest City High School JROTC, the West Memphis JROTC and the Arkansas Patriot Guard Riders all participated in the program.

Wynne High School JROTC
The Crowd Gathers

Raising the Flag


Welcome Dave Fletcher, Director, Arkansas Dept of Veterans Affairs. Presentation of Colors - Wynne High School JROTC. National Anthem - Caroline Parker. Pledge of Allegiance.

Invocation Bishop Gregory Brown - Arkansas Veterans' Commission. Opening Remarks Dave Fletcher. Proclamation reading by Arkansas State Representative, District 57, Jerry Brown. Remarks - Senator Jim Luker, District 17, Remarks Steve Munro, Under Secretary for Memorial Affairs - Dept of Veterans Affairs. Keynote Address Governor Mike Beebe.
Senator Jim Luker
Representative Jerry Brown
(Photo by Kim White)

Senator Mark  Pryor, Governor Mike Beebe, Senator Jim Luker
(Photo by Kim White)

Governor Mike Beebe

Ground Breaking Ceremony Fall 2010
Looking Back

Presentation of the "Check"
Plans for the Cemetery

Ground Breaking

Recognition of the Champion Southern Red Oak (Fall 2010)
Me With the Champion Southern Red Oak (Fall 2010)
 "They will rest where the sunrise quickly dries the dew and where the sunset, because of Crowley's Ridge, shades the afternoon heat. It's a magnificent place." - The Honorable Mike Beebe, Governor State of Arkansas.

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♥and Peace, Myra

1 comment:

  1. Great pics! Wish I could've been there. Thanks for sharing!