Memorial Day 2016 at Florence American Cemetery

An American Honor Guard retires the colors at the end of the 2016 Memorial Day Ceremony at Florence American Cemetery.

Florence American Cemetery hosted its annual Memorial Day Ceremony on Monday, May 30, 2016 at 11:00 a.m.

Welcoming Remarks Angel M. Matos, Florence American Cemetery Assistant Superintendent
National Anthems of Italy and the United States of America
Invocation Very Reverend Mario Alexis Portella
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, Florence
Umberto Forti, Minister of Religion of the Florence Jewish Community
Laying of Memorial Wreaths
Honors Rendered by Italian Firing Detail
Moment of Silence
Combined Ceremonial Formation Joint Italian Platoon
173rd Infantry Brigade Combat Team (Airborne)
VFW Post 8862 Vicenza
U.S. Color Guard
Carabinieri Band