***Special Mission***4th Annual VJ Day Candlelight Ceremony at the Iwo Jima Memorial, Newington, CT. AUG 17th, 1830hrs

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***Special Mission*** 4th Annual VJ Day Candlelight Ceremony

at the Iwo Jima Memorial

Newington, CT.

AUG 17th, 1830hrs

Patriot Guard and associates,

 

We are very excited to have been asked to participate by the Iwo Jima Memorial Historical Foundation to participate in the 4th Annual VJ Day Candlelight Ceremony at the Iwo Jima Memorial.

 

The 4th Annual VJ Day Candlelight Ceremony of Remembrance will remember and honor ALL of America’s Veterans who served at any time in the Armed Forces of the United States and who have since passed away or who were KIA/MIA. Among those are the 100 Connecticut servicemen who were killed in action during the World War II Battle of Iwo Jima. The names of those men are inscribed on the black granite panels of the monument. The ceremony also remembers those who survived the battle but who have since passed away. The public is invited to attend this Free event and participate by remembering any special veteran in their lives who is no longer with us. The ceremony will include bagpipes, invocation, speakers, taps, rifle salute, riderless horse and the lighting of candles

 

We will have a Flag Line at the memorial in New Britain.
 
ASC Mac McArthur will be RCIC and flags will be on site.

 

Final Staging
1730hrs (stage)  Parking very limited so please plan on arriving early
Saturday August 17th

Iwo Jima Memorial Park

Ella Grasso Blvd

New Britain, CT

 

 

 

God Bless America, our troops and 1st responders!
 
Gregg
 
Gregg “Flag 7” Barratt
Patriot Guard Riders
Connecticut State Captain
 
“Standing for Those Who Have Stood for US”!