September 11 Remembrance Ceremony

9-11 Flag at Pentagon
The annual 9/11 Remembrance Ceremony was held on Sunday, September 11, 2022, at 5 o’clock p.m. The ceremony featured patriotic songs by the U.S. Army. 29th Infantry Division Band, a color guard from Boy Scout Troop 55, “Taps” by Boy Scout Henry Lin, “Amazing Grace” by Great Falls high school sophomore MacPhearson Strassberg, and keynote speech by longtime Great Falls resident Richard L. Haver, former Assistant Secretary of Defense for Intelligence. All are invited.

A video of the event can be seen below or by clicking here.

 

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Memorial Day ceremony recap

On Monday, May 30, at 11:00 a.m., the annual Memorial Day ceremony was held at the Great Falls Freedom Memorial to honor the residents of Great Falls and all others who have given “the last full measure of devotion” to their country. The event featured patriotic songs led by Great Falls resident Dick Kuntz, a Boy Scout color guard, a bagpipe performance of “Amazing Grace” by Great Falls student MacPhearson Strassberg, a keynote speech by retired Army three-star general David H. Huntoon, Jr., “Taps” by Great Falls Boy Scout Henry Lin, Memorial Day poppies, and a bell-ringing and name-reading for natives of Great Falls killed in battle.

A story about the event in the Great Falls Connection can be found by clicking the photo above or here.  A video of the event is available below or by clicking here.

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Memorial Day ceremony at Great Falls Freedom Memorial, May 30, 2022

Election Day at the Great Falls Freedom Memorial, November 3, 2020
Great Falls Freedom Memorial

On Monday, May 30, at 11:00 a.m., the annual Memorial Day ceremony will be held at the Great Falls Freedom Memorial to honor the residents of Great Falls and all others who have given “the last full measure of devotion” to their country. The event will feature patriotic songs led by Great Falls resident Dick Kuntz, a Boy Scout color guard, a bagpipe performance of “Amazing Grace” by Great Falls student MacPhearson Strassberg, a keynote speech by retired Army three-star general David H. Huntoon, Jr., a Taps bugler, Memorial Day poppies, and a bell-ringing and name-reading for natives of Great Falls killed in battle.

The Freedom Memorial is located behind the Great Falls Library at 9830 Georgetown Pike. The ceremony is open to all. Parking is available in the library parking lot. In case of rain, the ceremony will move to the library meeting room. Limited seating and shelter will be provided. Attendees are encouraged but not required to bring portable chairs.

A flyer concerning the event can be found here.

 

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Veterans Day Ceremony recap



The 2021 Veterans Day Ceremony honored veterans from Great Falls and all who have served in the Armed Forces. The ceremony featured an Air Force color guard, patriotic songs by the Langley Madigrals, and remarks by retired Army two-star general George F. Close. The Great Falls Connection article about the ceremony can be seen by clicking the cover-page image above or here. Video of the ceremony can be seen below or by clicking here.

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9-11 Remembrance Ceremony recap

The 2021 9-11 Remembrance Ceremony honored the 20th anniversary of that fateful day with a Boy Scout color guard, a young Great Falls bagpiper, singing by the Langley Madigrals, a taps bugler, remarks by retired three-star Army general Bob Wood whose Pentagon office was struck by American Airlines Flight 77, a bell-ringing for each of the six victims from Great Falls, and one of the largest audiences the Freedom Memorial has ever hosted. Thanks to all who participated. The ceremony can be viewed below or by clicking here.

The Great Falls Connection published a story about the ceremony, which can be viewed here.

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September 11 Remembrance Ceremony

9-11 Flag at Pentagon
Six residents of Great Falls perished in the 9/11 attacks. A ceremony will be held to honor them and all who sacrificed on that day and its aftermath at the Great Falls Freedom Memorial on Saturday, September 11, 2021, at 9 o’clock a.m. The ceremony will feature a Boy Scout color guard, taps bugler, patriotic songs, and keynote speech by retired Army three-star general Robert Wood, who was present at the Pentagon on 9/11. All are invited. The Freedom Memorial is located behind the Great Falls Library at 9830 Georgetown Pike. Ample parking is available in the library parking lot. In case of rain, the ceremony will move indoors to the library meeting room. Limited seating will be provided. Attendees are encouraged to bring portable chairs. Click here to view a flyer for the event. www.gffreedom.org

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Election Day at the Great Falls Freedom Memorial, November 3, 2020

Election Day at the Great Falls Freedom Memorial, November 3, 2020
Election Day at the Great Falls Freedom Memorial, November 3, 2020
Colonel Pete Hilgartner memorial tree, Election Day at the Great Falls Freedom Memorial, November 3, 2020
Colonel Pete Hilgartner memorial tree, Election Day at the Great Falls Freedom Memorial, November 3, 2020
Engraved memorial stone at Colonel Pete Hilgartner memorial tree, Election Day at the Great Falls Freedom Memorial, November 3, 2020
Engraved memorial stone at Colonel Pete Hilgartner memorial tree, Election Day at the Great Falls Freedom Memorial, November 3, 2020
Colonel Pete Hilgartner memorial tree, Election Day at the Great Falls Freedom Memorial, November 3, 2020
Colonel Pete Hilgartner memorial tree, Election Day at the Great Falls Freedom Memorial, November 3, 2020
Election Day at the Great Falls Freedom Memorial, November 3, 2020
Election Day at the Great Falls Freedom Memorial, November 3, 2020
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