Memorial Day 2016 at Aisne-Marne American Cemetery

A U.S. Marine participates in the 2016 Memorial Day Ceremony at Aisne-Marne American Cemetery.

Aisne-Marne American Cemetery hosted its Memorial Day ceremony on Sunday May 29, 2016 at 9:45am.

Welcome Message Superintendent Shane J. Williams
Marseillaise and Star Spangled Banner
Introductory Remarks Dr. Michael K. Simpson, AOMDA
Address Nadia Crapart, Mayor of Belleau, France
WWI Centennial Reading Students from the Rotary International
Prayer Chaplain Hamza Gharbi, 41st Signal Regiment attached to the Groupement de Soutien de
la Base de Défense de Lille
Prayer Commander John Logan, 6th Marine Regiment
WWI Biographies' Project Students from the Jean de la Fontaine High School
Memorial Address Général de Corps d’Armée Francis Autran, representative of the Chief of Staff of the French Army
Memorial Address General Robert B. Neller, Commandant of the United States Marine Corps
Wreath Laying
Firing of Volleys, Taps, Raising of Colors
Concert by the French and American Units
Review of Flag Bearers and Departure of Officials
Participation American Marines:
Honor Platoon: 6th Marine Regiment
Music: 2nd Marine Division Band

French Army:
Honor Platoon: 21st Marine Infantry Regiment,
Music: The Musique Principale des Troupes de Marine

Music during the Reception:
The Union Musicale of Château-Thierry and the U.S. Marine Corps Band

Exhibition during the Reception: The Senior high school students from the Jean de la Fontaine High School of Chateau-Thierry