Memorial Day 2016 at Epinal American Cemetery

The 2016 Memorial Day Ceremony at Epinal American Cemetery included a wreath laying.

Epinal American Cemetery hosted its annual Memorial Day Ceremony on Sunday, May 29, 2016 at 10:30 a.m.

Presentation of Colors EUCOM Joint Color Guard
Flyover by C-130 by US AIRFORCE  
Welcoming Statement Dwight E. Anderson, Superintendent
National Anthems Performed by

Band of Epinal : La Marseillaise and  The Star Spangled Banner

Opening Remarks Jocelyne Papelard-Brescia, AOMDA Representative
Invocation U.S Chaplain, CH (LTC) Derrick Riggs (EUCOM)
Welcome Address François Picoche, Mayor of Dinozé
  Elisabeth Del Genini, Counselor of the Regional Counsel
  Ghislaine Jeandel-Ballongue, Vice-President of the Conseil Departmental of the Vosges
  Jackie Pierre, Senator of the Vosges
  Michel Heinrich, Member of Parliament and Mayor of Epinal
  Jean-Pierre Cazenave-Lacrouts, Prefect of the Vosges
  Amy Westling, US Consulate General, Strasbourg France
  Rear Admiral, John W. Smith, Chief of Staff, U.S. European Command, Stuttgart, Germany
Laying of Wreaths  
Playing of TAPS, Raising of the colors and Minute of Silence  
Closing Remarks Jocelyne Papelard-Brescia, AOMDA
With the participation of:

- Flag Bearers of French Veteran’s Associations
- Color Guard:  EUCOM Joint Color Guard
- Band: Epinal City
- The French Red Cross, Section of Epinal