Moving Wall

The Vietnam Moving Wall was in Natick, Massachusetts from June 9 - 12, 2011.



Schedule

Vietnam Moving Wall Schedule of events

Opening Ceremony, Thursday, June 9 2011, 6:00 PM
Master of Ceremony
Martin L. Grady, Natick American Legion, Vietnam War Veteran, USN
Presentation of the Colors

Patrick A. Young, Officer of the Day
Natick Veteran’s Council Vietnam Era Veteran, USCG
Natick Police Department Honor Guard Natick, MA
U.S. Army Color Guard Soldier Systems Center, Natick, MA
U.S. Navy Color Guard U.S.S. Constitution, Boston, MA
Natick Fire Department
Honor Guard Natick, MA
U.S. Air Force Band of Liberty Hanscom Air Force Base

National Anthem

Renowned Singer Ronald D. Williams
Vietnam War Veteran, USAF

Invocation
Rev. Jon Strand, Pastor, St. Paul’s Church, Natick
Presentation of wreaths by the family members of Natick’s 11 Fallen Heroes of the Vietnam War with Military Escorts
1st LT. ARTHUR E. WRIGHT III USA 12E -11 8
HM3 THOMAS S. DONOVAN USN 21E - 44
LCPL DENNIS M. HIGGINS USMC 22E - 28
2nd LT. ALLEN R. LOANE USMC 27E - 21
CPL KEITH M. FLUMERE USMC 44E - 16
SSG DENNIS M. POTEAT USA 47E –1 7
PFC JOHN M. MADDEN JR USA 26W - 48
1st LT. ROGER D. BROWN USAF 19W - 43
EMC ELDON W. TOZER USN 16W - 103
SP4 KEVIN F. LYNCH USA 7W - 49
CPL RICHARD B. RINEHART USA 5W - 108
Rifle Salute
Massachusetts Army National Guard, The 1060th Transportation Company Framingham, MA
Taps
Rev. Jon Strand, Echo, USAF Band of Liberty
Presentation of Prisoner of War/Missing in Action Table
Warren C. Griffin MCL Vietnam War Veteran, USMC
Welcome
Edward J. Jolley, Chairman, Moving Wall Natick, Korean Era Veteran, USMC
Welcome
Charles M. Hughes, Chairman, Natick Selectman
Welcome
David P. Linsky, Representative, 5th Middlesex District
Guest Speaker
Brigadier General John J McGuiness, Commanding General
U.S. Army Natick Soldier Systems Center, Afghanistan / Iraq Veteran
God Bless America
Ronald D. Williams

Please refer to the town parking plan.

Friday, June 10 2011, 6:00 PM
Master of Ceremony
Martin L. Grady, Natick American Legion, Vietnam War Veteran, USN
Presentation of the Colors
Patrick A. Young, Officer of the Day, Color Guard U. S. Coast Guard
Honor Guard Boston, MA, Color Guard U. S. Marine Corps, 25th Division Devens, MA
National Anthem
Renowned Singer Rene Rancourt
Invocation
Rabbi Daniel H. Liben, Temple Israel of Natick
Rifle Salute
Middlesex County Sheriff’s Honor Guard
Taps
John Collins, U. S. Coast Guard Auxiliary
Welcome
Paul E. Carew, Natick Veterans Service Officer, Vietnam Veteran, USMC
Guest Speaker
Secretary Coleman Nee, MA Department of Veterans Services, Desert Storm War Veteran, USMC
God Bless America
Rene Rancourt

Please refer to the town parking plan.


Saturday, June 11 2011, 12:00 Noon
Master of Ceremony
Martin L. Grady, Natick American Legion
Presentation of the Colors
Patrick A. Young, Officer of the Day, Color Guard 439th Patriot Air Wing U.S. Air Force, Chicopee, MA, 82nd Airborne Association Lt. James M. Galvin Chapter
National Anthem
Renowned Singer Martin Kelly
Invocation
Father Brian R. Kelly, Pastor, St. Patrick’s Church, Natick
Rifle Salute
439th Patriot Air Wing, U.S. Air Force Chicopee, MA
Taps
439th Patriot Air Wing, U.S. Air Force Chicopee, MA
Welcome
Former Natick Selectman John Connolly, Member, Moving Wall Committee
Guest Speaker
Robert C. Sinclair, National Service Officer, Disabled American Veterans Vietnam War, U. S. Army Retired
God Bless America
Martin Kelly

Please refer to the town parking plan.

Closing Ceremony Sunday, June 12 2011, 6:00 PM
Master of Ceremony
Martin L. Grady, Natick American Legion
Presentation of the Colors
Patrick A. Young, Officer of the Day, The Natick Minutemen and Natick Veterans Organizations
National Anthem
Johnson Elementary School Peacemakers
Invocation
Chief Caring Hands, Natick Praying Indians
Rifle Salute
Natick Minutemen
Taps
Peter R. Guilfoil, Natick American Legion, Vietnam Veteran, U.S. Army
Welcome
Former Natick Selectman Edward J. Carr, Vietnam Veteran, USMC
Speaker
Margaret Griffin, wife of Charles J. Sabatier, whose name was recently added to the Wall. Read the text of her talk (pdf). More info.
Guest Speaker
Commander Timothy B. Sullivan, U.S. Navy Retired AService Officer, Massachusetts Department of Veterans Services, Former POW, North Vietnam, 1967-1973
Closing remarks
Edward J. Jolley MCL, Chairman, Moving Wall Natick Committee, Veteran Korean Era, USMC
Song: You Can Say Thank You
Johnson Elementary School Peacemakers
Amazing Grace
Stuart Highlanders Pipe and Drum

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The Natick Moving Wall project is under the direction of the Natick Veterans Council.
All donations are tax-deductible. Donations may be made payable to:
The Moving Wall-Natick, P.O. Box 162, Natick, MA 01760

This page was last updated 13 June 2011

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