Past: Memorial Day 2018 at Flanders Field American Cemetery

May 27, 2018, at 3:00pm CEST

Flanders Field American Cemetery Belgium hosted its annual Memorial Day Ceremony on Sunday, May 27, 2018 at 3:00 p.m. U.S. Embassy Brussels aired the ceremony live on its Facebook page

Order of Events
Arrival of the Representative of His Majesty the King
Fly-over
Welcome Richard Arseneault, Superintendent of Flanders Field American Cemetery
Invocation Lt. Col. Erik W. Nelson, Deputy Wing Chaplain, 86th Airlift Wing
Tribute Kurt Vanryckeghem, Mayor of Waregem
Tribute Brig. Gen. Dieter E. Bareihs, Director of Plans, Programs, and Analyses, U.S. Air Forces Europe
Tribute The Honorable Matthew Lussenhop, Chargé d’Affaires, a.i. of the U.S. Embassy to the Kingdom of Belgium
National Anthems Waregem School Children
Laying of Wreaths
Volleys * Taps * Raising of the Colors
"In Flanders Field"  
Benediction Lt. Col. Erik W. Nelson, Deputy Wing Chaplain, 86th Airlift Wing
Belgian National Anthem "De Brabançonne"
American National Anthem “The Star-Spangled Banner“
Master of Ceremonies Dr. Jerome Sheridan - President, AOMDA
 

 

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