Memorial Day 2011
The Memorial honors fallen American heroes from Operation Enduring Freedom (Afghanistan), Operation Iraqi Freedom (Iraq), and Operation New Dawn (Iraq). Names of the recently fallen are added periodically during the year.
Courage, Honor, Valor, and Sacrifice. Words they lived by.
Volunteer Bill Sandlin and Sgt. Sam Lynn before the ceremony.
This flag was flown over forward operating bases in Afghanistan and Iraq before being donated to the Northwood Gratitude and Honor Memorial at its dedication on November 14, 2010.
Volunteer Dale Jelinek begins the ceremony.
Navy Chaplain Ron Ringo providing the invocation to begin the Memorial Day ceremony.
Volunteer Andy Zelinko rallying children to come forward to lead the audience in the Pledge of Allegiance.