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American Legion & VFW Memorial Day Activities

Event Dates and Times

5/29/2017 - Starts: 9:00 AM - Ends: 3:00 PM
American Legion Dorman H. Baker Post II, located at 1291st Ave.
The American Legion & the VFW will be hosting the Memorial Day Activities beginning at American Legion Dorman H. Baker Post 11 located at 129 1st Avenue. Post 11 will open its doors at 09:00 am. The activities will be as follows:

Continental Breakfast 09:00 am
Leave Post 11 10:30 am
Arrive Veterans Memorial Park 10:45 am

Veterans Memorial Park Service 11:00 am
One minute silent prayer
Posting of the Colors – Post 11 Commander – Walter Crary
National Anthem – Willa Watts
Reading of the Governor’s Proclamation – Melissa Stepovich
Host Speaker – Post 11 – Walter Crary
Guest Speaker – Fort Wainwright – 1st Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division
Commander, Colonel Kevin Lambert
Guest Speaker – for Senator Lisa Murkowski – Trina Bailey
Guest Speaker – for Senator Dan Sullivan – Leslie Hajdukovich
Guest Speaker – for Representative Don Young – Kim Stickler
Guest Speaker – Fairbanks North Star Borough, Mayor – the Honorable Karl W. Kassel
Guest Speaker – City of Fairbanks, Mayor – the Honorable Jim Matherly
Benediction – Ft Wainwright Chaplain – Lt Col. Shawn McCammon
Placement of the Wreaths – Willa Watts sings during placement
21 Gun Salute, Taps, Retire the Colors

Adjourn to Clay Street Cemetery 11:30 am

Clay Street Cemetery Services 11:45 am
Posting of the Colors – Post 57 – Mickey Blackmore
Pledge of Allegiance
Host Speaker – Post 57 – Post Service Officer, Jimmy Russell
Guest Speaker – North Pole City Councilman & Mayor Pro-Tem – Thomas McGhee
Guest Speaker – Fairbanks Veterans Center – Brad Bunnell
Guest Speaker – AK Native Veteran’s Association – Benno Cleveland
Alaska Vets Motorcycle Club - Fallen Warriors Ceremony
Benediction – Ft Wainwright Chaplain – Lt Col Shawn McCammon
Placement of wreaths - Piper
21-Gun Salute, Taps, Retire the Colors

Adjourn to Birch Hill Cemetery 12:15 pm

Birch Hill Cemetery Services 12:30 pm
Posting of the Colors – VFW Post 3629 Commander – Walter Watts
Pledge of Allegiance
Host Speaker – VFW Post 3629 – Walter Watts
Guest Speaker – Eielson AFB – 354th Fighter Wing, Commander,
Colonel David A. Mineau
Benediction – Ft Wainwright Chaplain – Lt Col. Shawn McCammon
Placement of the wreaths – Willa Watts sings during placement
**USAF Fly-By – 2 Aircraft Formation**
21 Gun Salute, Taps, Retire the Colors

Adjourn to Northern Lights Cemetery 1:00 pm

Northern Lights Cemetery Services 1:30 pm
Posting of the Colors – VFW Post 10029 – Linda Anderson
Pledge of Allegiance
Host Speaker – VFW Post 10029 – Linda Anderson
Guest Speaker – Military Order of Purple Heart Chapter 675 – Brad Bunnell
Guest Speaker – DAV Chapter 2, Post Chaplain – Marko Lewis
Benediction – Ft Wainwright Chaplain – Lt Col. Shawn McCammon
Placement of Wreaths – Piper
21-Gun Salute, Taps, Retire the Colors

Adjourn to Golden Heart Park 2:00 pm

Golden Heart Park Services 2:30 pm
Posting of the Colors –Post 30 Commander– Harry Schuster
National Anthem – Willa Watts
Host Speaker –Post 30 – Harry Schuster
Guest Speaker –Marine Corps League Detachment #674 – Dan Swisher
Benediction – Ft Wainwright Chaplain – Lt Col. Shawn McCammon
Placement of wreaths – Piper
21-Gun Salute, Taps, Retire the Colors

Dismissed. Adjourn for Open House at any Fairbanks Veterans Post 3:00 pm

Thank you for your support, participation and remembrance of Veterans on Memorial Day.