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VETERANS DAY 2012 ANNUAL OBSERVANCE

LET NO VETERAN BE FORGOTTEN! CLARK VETERANS CEMETERY

VFW POST 2485, ANGELES CITY


Welcome to Clark Veterans Cemetery

The 8,600 Veterans and family members interred here date their service back to the Spanish American War. They include Veterans of all major, and many minor, conflicts over more than a century. They represent the highest level of service to our nation and include one combat casualty from our most recent conflict, Operation Iraqi Freedom. They reflect the values and devotion to duty of our military, and served with Honor. May they Rest In Peace.

Veterans Day On the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month of 1918, an armistice, or temporary cessation of hostilities, was declared between the Allied nations and Germany in the First World War, then known as "the Great War." Commemorated as Armistice Day beginning the following year, November 11th became a legal federal holiday in the United States in 1938. In the aftermath of World War II and the Korean War, Armistice Day became Veterans Day in 1954, a holiday dedicated to American veterans of all wars.


Veterans Day 2012

Sunday, 11 November

•Welcome

VFW Post Commander

•Invocation

VFW Post Chaplain Lafayette Donaldson

•Playing of National Anthems

636th Base Services Squadron Band Philippine Air Force

•Introduction of Distinguished Guests

VFW Post Senior Vice Commander

•Recognition of Participating Organizations

VFW Post Senior Vice Commander

•Introduction of Guest Speaker

VFW Post Commander

•Veterans Day Message

Brigadier General Eldon Luiz G. Nemenzo Commander 600th Air Base Wing, PAF

•Introduction of Guest Speaker

VFW Post Commander

•Veterans Day Message

Lieutenant Colonel Antonio Garcia Army Attache, U.S. Embassy, Manila

•Two Bell Ceremony

Fleet Reserve Association, Branch 367 San Antonio, Zambales

•Wreath Laying

Veterans Organization Representatives

•Three-Volley Salute

620th Security Police Group Honor Guard Philippine Air Force

•Playing of Taps

VFW Post Bugler

•Philippine Scouts Monument

VFW Post Commander

•Philippine Scouts Shared History

Major, USA (Retired) Scott Slaten Clark Veterans Cemetery Historian

•CVCRA Remarks

Captain, USN (Retired) Dennis Wright Chairman, Clark Veterans Cemetery Restoration Association

•Benediction

VFW Post Chaplain Lafayette Donaldson

•Closing

VFW Post Commander

•Departure

Amazing Grace

Thank you for your attendance.


Supporting the Clark Veterans Cemetery Our appreciation to these individuals, organizations, and businesses that assist us in operating and maintaining the Clark Veterans Cemetery. VFW Post 2485


Veterans Day Program