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2012 Veterans Day Ceremonies

 

 

Netherlands American Cemetery in the Netherlands

Friday, November 9, 2012
11:00 a.m.

Students from the AFNorth International School, including the JROTC class, will participate in the ceremony.

 

The schedule of events includes:

·         Performance of the national anthems of the United States, Netherlands, United Kingdom and Canada

·         Speeches by local U.S. military commanders

·         Songs sung by local school children

·         Wreath-laying

·         Playing of Taps

 

Following these events, there will be a rosette placing ceremony at the Wall of the Missing.  Gerald Kight, a soldier that was listed as missing in action, was recovered in September 2011.  His family will be present to place the bronze rosette next to his name.

 

Rhone American Cemetery in France

Sunday, November 11, 2012

8:30 a.m.

Rhone American Cemetery will host the Armistice Day Ceremony for the City of Draguignan. Ceremony events will include the singing of the U.S. And French national anthems and a wreath-laying. Ceremony participants will include government officials and French authorities.

 

Corozal American Cemetery in Panama

Sunday, November 11, 2012

9:00 a.m.

The U.S. Ambassador to Panama, the honorable Jonathan Farrar, will be one of the guest speakers.

Normandy American Cemetery in France

Sunday, November 11, 2012

9:15 a.m.

A short ceremony at the memorial will include the playing of the French and American national anthems, a wreath-laying and the playing of “Taps.”

 

Epinal American Cemetery in France
Sunday, November 11, 2012
9:30 a.m.

The ceremony will include a wreath-laying and the presentation of an Outstanding Civilian Service Medal.

 

Honolulu Memorial in Hawaii

Sunday, November 11, 2012

10:00 a.m.

This ceremony will include the dedication of two new pavilions and mosaic maps at the Honolulu Memorial. Learn more about this dedication ceremony.


Somme American Cemetery and Localities
American and French officials have scheduled a series of ceremonies to honor U.S. veterans and also French World War I sacrifices, which include those of their family members left behind.  
Sunday, November 11, 2012
10:00 a.m.            Bony Monument aux Morts
10:15 a.m.            Somme American Cemetery
11:15 a.m.            Bellicourt American Monument 




Area Near Aisne-Marne American Cemetery in France

French and American officials have scheduled a series of ceremonies to honor each other’s sacrifices. Parking near the 3rd Infantry Division Monument is recommended in order to attend all of these ceremonies.

Sunday, November 11, 2012

10:30 a.m.           French Monument aux Morts

10:45 a.m.           Pont de l'aspirant de Rouge

11:00 a.m.           Place de l'Hotel de Ville

11:30 a.m.           American 3rd Infantry Division Monument

11:45 a.m.           Château-Thierry American Monument (*Travel to the monument via car or free public transportation.)

 

Brittany American Cemetery in France

Sunday, November 11, 2012

10:30 a.m.   

This ceremony will include a wreath-laying at the cemetery, followed by commemorative events in St. James. 

 

Oise-Aisne American Cemetery in France

Sunday, November 11, 2012

10:30 a.m.

More details will be made available closer to the event.

 

Manila American Cemetery in the Philippines
Sunday, November 11, 2012
10:50 a.m.

The ceremony, organized by the U.S. Veterans Administration in Manila, and supported by the U.S. Embassy Manila, will include:

·         Introduction

·         Posting of colors

·         Playing of U.S. and Philippines National Anthems

·         Moment of silence

·         Invocation

·         Recognition of Veterans Groups

·         Guest Speakers

·         Laying of Wreaths

·         Benediction

·         Ceremonial Salute

·         Playing of Taps

·         Retirement of Colors by Honor Guard

·         End of Ceremony

Flanders Field American Cemetery in Belgium

Sunday, November 11, 2012

11:00 a.m.

The ceremony will include the laying of wreaths, the playing of “Taps,” reading of the Presidential Proclamation and the poem “In Flanders Field,” a silent prayer, and a carillon concert.

 

Luxembourg American Cemetery in Luxembourg

Sunday, November 11, 2012

11:00 a.m.

The ceremony will be supported by the 886th Civil Engineering Squadron of the 86th Civil Engineering Group based out of Ramstein, Germany, and include the participation of a Color Guard, Honor Platoon, Firing Detail, and Air Force Band.

Planned ceremony speakers include U.S Ambassador to Luxembourg Robert Mandell, and GerdKlestadt, a survivor of the Bergen-Belsen concentration camp that was liberated by U.S. forces in 1945.

 

Meuse-Argonne American Cemetery in France

Sunday, November 11, 2012

11:00 a.m.

 

The ceremony will include:

·         Posting of Colors

·         Moment of Silence

·         Playing of Taps

·         Reading of the President's Veterans Day Message

·         Playing of the U.S. and French National Anthems

St. Mihiel American Cemetery in France

Sunday, November 11, 2012
11:00 a.m.
More details to follow closer to the event date.


Lorraine American Cemetery in France

Sunday, November 11, 2012
11:11 a.m.

The ceremony will take place in the chapel, followed by the placing of flowers.

 

Cambridge American Cemetery in England

Monday, November 12, 2012
11:00 a.m.
The ceremony will include representatives from the Royal Air Force and the U.S. Air Force.

 

North Africa American Cemetery in Tunisia

Monday, November 12, 2012

11:00 a.m.

 



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