Veterans Day – Presented by VFW 6650, American Legion Post 524, and The City…

first_imgVFW Commander: Mike Morrissey introduced the guest speakerAddress by Gold Star Parents of Michael Strange of the Michael Strange FoundationIt was a heartfelt and moving presentation of love by the parents of Petty Officer 1st Class Michael Strange from Philadelphia.  They recounted the mission that took their son and 29 other soldiers from this world.  Mr. Strange described the mission and Mrs. Strange read the names of each fallen soldier. They went on to describe their foundation, named for their son, that helps comfort and support other Gold Star Families.The Placing of the Wreath tradition was by Clark Manley and Jim RivielloBenediction by Rev. John Jamieson, Chaplain: Ocean City Fire DepartmentGod Bless America by Julia Mary WilsonClosing: by VFW Commander Mike MorrisseyA salute to the WreathThe OCNJ Daily would like thank all the Veterans for your sacrifices, so that we can live in the greatest country on earth. Without you, we would not exist today. Because of You, Unknown SoldierBecause of you, I am hereBecause of you, I am able to live freelyYet I do not know youAnd I have not done anything for youBut there you stand, ready to fightAnd there you are prepared to dieFor meYou’ve fought beforeAnd you’ll fight againFor someone you don’t knowSo thank you Unknown SoldierFighting for meI’m here because of youAnd I owe my future to you____________________________By Courtney TanabeOcean City’s annual Veterans Day Program was held at 11 a.m. Saturday (Nov. 11) at the Ocean City Tabernacle. It was presented by Ocean City VFW Post 6650, American Legion 524, and The City of Ocean City.The event included:Welcome by Ocean City Business Administrator: Jim MallonInvocation by Rev. John Jamieson, Chaplain: Ocean City Fire DepartmentThe Star-Spangled Banner sung by: Julia Mary WilsonThe Pledge of Allegiance led by: Bob Buker, American Legion Post 524Armed Forces MedleyRemarks: Mayor Jay A. Gillianlast_img read more