When – Monday, November 9th, 2009.
Where – St. Francis Xavier Church, 600 East Washington Street, Medina (44256) 330.725.4968. The church is located at the corner of Rt. 18 and Spring Grove, directly south of the Spring Grove cemetery.
Presentation of the colors & pledge of allegiance
Welcome and Invocation (The Rev. Tony Sejba)
Speaker – Patrick J. Beraducci
Musical Selection: The Star Spangled Banner (Key/Sousa)
Musical Selection: Hymn to the Fallen (Williams/Lavender)
Speaker – The Rev. Sharon Knowles Kiesel
Musical Selection: Americans We (March) (Fillmore)
Speaker – Robert Meyers-Bradley
Musical Selection: Men of Valor (March) (Klohr)
Speaker – Tony Stergar
Musical Selection: God of Our Fathers (Smith)
Speaker – Steward Jones
Musical Selection: Armed Forces Salute (arr. Lowden)
Speaker – Hon. Rep. William Batchelder
Musical Selection: The Stars and Stripes Forever (March) (Sousa)
Speaker – Edward Zachery
Musical Selection: God Bless America (Berlin/Leidzen)
Benediction: The Rev. Dr. Teresa Dulyea Parker
Retiring of the colors
MEDINA POLICE DEPARTMENT
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
HEALING OUR HEROES
COMMUNITY CONCERT TO HONOR MILITARY & SAFETY FORCES
MEDINA – A grateful community is planning to come together at a local church to honor its heroes, both military and safety forces, with a free concert on Veterans Day. Organizers are inviting the public to come out and show their support for the men and women that help make our country free and our community safe.
On Monday, November 9, 2009 from 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM our Veterans Day Concert entitled, “HEALING OUR HEROES” will be held at Saint Francis Xavier Catholic Church, 606 East Washington Street, Medina, OH. The free concert will be performed by the Medina Community Band under the direction of Marcus Neiman. The concert is open to the public and free of charge.
“Our heroes are ordinary men and women that perform extraordinary acts in the service of our country and our community,” said Reverend Dr. Teresa Dulyea – Parker, First Christian Church. “We invite people of all faiths to come and help us pay tribute to “our heroes” and the sacrifices they have made. In our small way, we hope to help the healing begin.”
The concert program will feature patriotic music and short tributes by speakers representing various religions, the military, veteran’s groups, and the organizing committee. Organizers will have boxes available for those interested in making a donation to collect nonperishable canned goods or monetary donations to benefit the Saint Vincent DePaul Society. Additional parking is available at 600 East SmithRoad and 620 East Smith Road.
For additional details you may contact any of the event organizers listed below:
Reverend Dr. Teresa Dulyea – Parker, First Christian Church
Dennis Hanwell – Retired Medina Chief of Police
Reverend Father Anthony Sejba – St. Francis Xavier Church
Reverend Sharon Knowles Kiesel – Medina County Women of the Military
Marcus Neiman – Conductor of Medina Community Band
Ed Zackery – Medina County Veterans Services
Chief Patrick Berarducci – Chief of Police - City of Medina
SOURCE: MEDINA POLICE DEPARTMENT AND EVENT ORGANIZERS
Patrick J. Berarducci
Chief of Police
Medina Police Department