Past: Memorial Day 2018 at Brookwood American Cemetery

May 27, 2018, at 3:00pm BST

Brookwood American Cemetery in England hosted its annual Memorial Day Ceremony on Sunday, May 27, 2018 at 3:00 p.m. 

Welcoming Address Angelo Munsel, Superintendent of Brookwood American Cemetery
Fly Over
Introductory Remarks Gerald Lefler, Deputy Director of Cemetery Operations for the American Battle Monuments Commission
Posting of the Colors Color Guard USAF 501st  CSW, RAF Alconbury
Presidential Proclamation Angelo Munsel, Superintendent of Brookwood American Cemetery
Invocation Chaplain John Schuetze, 501st Combat Support Wing, U.S. Air Force
Father Stephen Sharkey, ATC Pirbright
Rabbi Yechezkel Mandelbaum, Rabbi of Kingston, Surbiton & District United Synagogue
Act of Remembrance Father Stephen Sharkey, ATC Pirbright
Remarks

Robert Johnson, U.S. Ambassador to the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
Vice Admiral Lisa Franchetti, Commander U.S. 6th Fleet
Will Forster Mayor elect of Woking

"Amazing Grace" Rossella Caruso 
Laying of Wreaths

Going Home,” U.S. Naval Forces Europe Band

21 Gun Salute - Sounding of Taps - a Moment of Silence

National Anthems performed by the U.S. Naval Forces Europe Band
Closing Prayer Father Stephen Sharkey, ATC Pirbright
Closing Remarks Gerald Lefler, Deputy Director of Cemetery Operations for the American Battle Monuments Commission
Retiring of Colors

 

 

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