Past: Memorial Day 2019 at Flanders Field American Cemetery

May 26, 2019, at 3:00pm CEST

Flanders Field American Cemetery in Waregem, Belgium, will host its annual Memorial Day Ceremony on May 26, 2019 at 3:00 p.m. (local time).

Attendance is free and open to the public.

If you are a family member of someone who is honored at the cemetery and you are planning to attend the ceremony, please email the cemetery staff at least two weeks prior to the event.

 

 

Welcoming Remarks

Mr. Richard Arseneault

Superintendent, Flanders Field American Cemetery

Invocation

United States Military Chaplain

Tribute

Mr. Kurt Vanryckeghem, Mayor, Waregem

Tribute

Brigadier General Dieter E. Bareihs, US ARMY

Director of Plans, Programs, and Analyses, US Air Forces Europe

Tribute

The Honorable Ronald J. Gidwitz Ambassador of the United States of America to the Kingdom of Belgium

Benediction

United States Military Chaplain

 

Color Bearers and Honor Platoon

USAG Brussels and USAG Benelux

Volleys

CCMP Ieper

Wreath Bearers

U.S. Forces and Waregem Fire Brigade

Band

Royal Band of the Navy, Belgium

Poem

Brussels American School and Stedelijke Kunstacademie Waregem

 

The Waregem Local Schools Guido Gezelle, Torenhof and Keukeldam

 

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