The Four Chaplains | January 27, 2013

The American Legion 9th District and The US Coast Guard
Sacrifice At Sea Ceremony

Greetings: John P. Vazquez; 9th District Vice Commander
Semper Fidelis American Legion Symphonic Band
Posting of the Colors: Commander of the Guard Dave Conklin
Invocation: 9th District Chaplain Steve Newman
National Anthem: American Legion Symphonic Band
Pledge of Allegiance: John P. Vazquez, MC
Opening Remarks: Rick Johnson, 9th District Commander
Keynote Speaker: Walter Duke, Mayor of Dania Beach

The Collect: Recited by All
Semper Paratus: American Legion Symphonic Band
Honoring the crew members of the Coast Guard Cutters Escanaba and Comanche who saved 229 survivors of the Dorchester

The story begins: Four Narrators will tell the story
Narrator #1: Loretta Young, 9th District Advisor
Narrator #2: Gail Dupuis, 9th District President
Narrator #3: George Rafajko: Southern Area Commander
Narrator #4: Brad Bennett, 9th District SAL Commander

Introduction to the Candle Lighting Ceremony:
Chaplain George L. Fox: Gene Campbell, Past District Commander
Chaplain Alexander D. Goode: Mike DeVeronica, 304 Commander
Chaplain Clark V. Poling: Jim Tewes, 385 Commander
Chaplain John P. Washington: Joe Motes, 9th Dist Vice Commander

America the Beautiful: American Legion Symphonic Band

Laying of the Wreath: Rick Johnson and Judy Sessoms

Rifle Salute/Taps/ Amazing Grace: Bob Young/Dave Campbell

God Bless America: American Legion Symphonic Band

Retire Colors/Benediction: Chaplain Steve Newman
Closing Comments: John P. Vazquez, 9th District Vice Commander

Stars and Stripes Forever: American Legion Symphonic Band