Special Celebration and Reflection Planned in Asheville for Memorial Day

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(Staff Reports) On Monday, May 26, 2014 at 2:30 p.m., the City of Asheville Mayor’s Committee for Veterans Affairs will host the annual Memorial Day ceremony on the Roger McGuire Green stage of Pack Square Park starting at 2:30 p.m. on Monday, May 26, 2014. Event highlights will include musical performances by the Tennessee Air National Guard’s concert “Band of the South” and Asheville’s premier choral group, The Reuter Center Singers. Presentation of Colors will be by the Asheville High School Marine Corps Junior ROTC. A Recognition of Service presentation to our Armed Forces and community first responders will be given by Asheville Mayor Esther Manheimer and Buncombe County Board of Commissioners Chairman, David Gantt. Commander Douglas A. Bradley, U. S. Navy, Commanding Officer of the nuclear powered, fast attack submarine, USS ASHEVILLE SSN 758 is the keynote speaker.

A commemoration wreath will be presented by Mayor Manheimer, Chairman Gantt, Commander Bradley, members of the Armed Forces and Asheville and Buncombe County emergency responders in commemoration to those who have sacrificed their lives in service to this country and community. During the ceremony, the “Band of the South” will perform a unique “Flag Folding” presentation such as is done at the end of military cemetery services. The folded flag will be presented to a local Gold Star mother. Kit Cramer, President and CEO of the Asheville Area Chamber Of Commerce, will serve as Master of Ceremonies.

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