This Friday at 8:30 a.m. at the Simon Estes Auditorium in Centerville Mayor Jan Spurgeon will read a proclamation to honor all those from Appanoose County who have served in the Armed Forces of the United States. During the ceremony four plaques will be dedicated to play tribute to the citizens of the county who lost their lives in the Korean and the Vietnam wars.
The program for the event includes:
n Flag of the War of 1812: On the morning of Sept. 13, 1814 through the day and night Francis Scott Key observed the bombardment by the British fleet against the American forces at Fort McHenry, Baltimore, Md. In the morning the British ceased fire and withdrew. He observed a huge American flag waving. He took out a piece of paper and wrote the first words to the “Star Spangled Banner.” The words were first distributed as a poem and a year later as a song. In 1931, President Hoover signature made this song our national anthem.
n Music by the Centerville High School band from 8:15-8:30 a.m.
n Welcome by Principal Roger Raum.
n Pledge of Allegiance to the flag of the United States of America.
n “Star Spangled Banner” by the Centerville High School band under the direction of Jim DePrizio, Senior Majorette Emily Steinbach and Junior Majorette Katie Sharp.
n Speaker Lt. Col. Richard H. Keilig Jr. Medical Service Corps U.S. Army Reserve
n CHS Seniors Class of 2014 reading of the names of the servicemen and former students of CHS and surrounding schools who lost their lives in the service of their country in the Korean and Vietnam wars.
n Dedication of the memorial plaques.
n Guest speaker Centerville Mayor Jan Spurgeon.