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.

 

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.

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.