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ABOUT THE MISSION:
PRIMARY STAGING DETAILS: 12-13-19
Staging: 8:30 AM
Memphis, Tennessee 38116
Flags will not be provided
If you have large bike flags, please bring them.
Water WILL NOT be provided, please bring your own.
Position: Tennessee Ride Captain
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Saturday December 13, 2008 Iowa Veterans Home & Cemetery Marshalltown, Iowa.
We will do it just basically the same as we did last year. It will be done indoors, because of the age of the residents and the weather for them to be outdoors. We will have a flag line ahead of time for them to come through. The ceremony will be basically like it was last year. Mike Luken will be the MC again this year and we hope to have a resident from each branch of service to place the wreaths. I would have thought that everyone learned last year, but I guess not. Because it has been asked for and for some reason that I don’t understand. Yours truly will be one of the speakers again this year.
I also have a very heavy heart as I write this. Those of you that were there last year remember the treat we had at the end of the ceremony. As Taps was being played the Resident/Veteran named Dale, which had placed the Coast Guard wreath. Was singing Taps. It is with a very heavy heart that I regret that I have to inform you all, that Dale passed away this last year.
So with that in mind here is what has been proposed. At the bottom of this posting will be the words to Taps. Please learn them, they will also be on the back of the programs that will be handed out to every one. We the PGR will lead everyone in singing Taps at the end of the ceremony, in Honor and Memory of Dale.
Rally Time: Please be there by 10 AM. We should have our flag line up by 10:10 AM.
Rally Point: Iowa Veterans Home & Cemetery 1301 Summit St. Marshalltown, Iowa
Day is done, gone the sun,
From the hills, from the lake,
From the sky.
All is well, safely rest,
God is nigh.
Go to sleep, peaceful sleep,
May the soldier or sailor,
On the land or the deep,
Safe in sleep.
Love, good night, Must thou go,
When the day, And the night
Need thee so?
All is well. Speedeth all
To their rest.
Fades the light; And afar
Goeth day, And the stars
Fare thee well; Day has gone,
Night is on.
Thanks and praise, For our days,
‘Neath the sun, Neath the stars,
‘Neath the sky,
As we go, This we know,
God is nigh.