Memorial Day Community Ceremony

Photo of the Flag

Memorial Day Community Ceremony -  Monday, May 30, 2022


The community is invited to a Roll Call of Veterans, placement of wreaths, and patriotic songs to honor and respect our local veterans who gave their lives during times of war. May we always honor and remember them. Feature speaker will be United States Navy veteran and Winter Garden City Commissioner Ron Mueller. 

Monday, May 31, 8:15 - 9:30 AM

Veterans Memorial Park, 420 S. Park Avenue

Program Schedule:


Master of Ceremonies  
Kurt Gies, Commander American Legion Post 63 
Welcome 
The Honorable John Rees, Mayor
Color Guard 
Winter Garden Police and Fire Rescue Departments 
National Anthem 
Geoff Bashioum 
Pledge of Allegiance 
By All 
Invocation 
Rodney Walls, Chaplain American Legion Post 63
“God Bless the U.S.”  
Geoff Bashioum 
Introduction of Speaker 
Kurt Gies 
Speaker 
Ron Mueller, City Commissioner


Roll Call And Placement Of Wreaths:


WW I – Winter Garden American Legion Post #63
Judd Kuneman 
WW II – Winter Garden BPOE #2165
Roy LaBossiere 
Korean War – Winter Garden Masonic Lodge #165 
Ed McMullen 
Vietnam War – Winter Garden Lions Club
Joe Nunes 
Honoring the Armed Forces – VFW Post #4305 
Terry Guthrie
Jason Revelle
Flag Retirement
US Navy Sea Cadets, Lone Sailor Division Taps 
Closing Prayer
Rodney Walls


IN MEMORY OF THOSE FROM WINTER GARDEN WHO MADE THE SUPREME SACRIFICE


WORLD WAR I
1st Lt. Hugh T. GregoryPvt. George R. Tamsitt


WORLD WAR II
S/Sgt. Paul ParkerPFC. Rodney Connell
2nd Lt. Jack GrayTech. 4 John Vick
2nd Lt. Roy CosgrovePvt. William C. Bray
Pvt. Provia IsonSgt. W. H. Crawford
Lt. Col. George B. McMillanPFC. James B. Hennis
Capt. Walter L. JordanCpl. David W. Tubb


KOREA
PFC. Arthur P. NolanCpl. Elton E. Smoak
S/Sgt. Buford L. Burns


VIETNAM
L/Cpl. Cecil R. MoormanSP. 4 Charles Fields
S/Sgt. Charles W. Love, Jr.SP. 5 Buford G. Johnson
S/Sgt. Nathan E. Peacock, JrSgt. Charlie Rainey
SP. 4 Herbert L. ThompsonMaj. Marion E. Reed
SP. 4 Gary Maloy


Presented by the American Legion Post #63 and the City of Winter Garden


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