Memorial Day Ceremony 2023 recap

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

On Monday, May 29, 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 an invocation by lay minister Bob Newhall, a Boy Scout color guard, the Pledge of Allegiance led by the Boy and Girl Scouts, patriotic songs, a bagpipe performance of “Amazing Grace” by Great Falls student MacPhearson Strassberg, a keynote speech by Historic Congressional Cemetery Director of Public Engagement A.J. Orlikoff, “Taps” bugled by Boy Scout Henry Lin, Memorial Day poppies, and a bell-ringing, name-reading, and wreath-laying for natives of Great Falls killed in battle.

A video of the event can be found by clicking here or below:


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