The program was November 12, 2018, at 1:30 p.m. at the Ortonville School.
Master of Ceremonies, SM Retired Joseph Eustice guided us through the program – delivering information and leading us through the recognition of so many in our community to the Tribute to Veterans of all wars.
I’ve split the program into sections – and apologize for the shaky moments throughout. I tried videotaping from the new bleachers this year and although the height gives a great view, every movement of the crowd shakes the camera.
Posting of Colors VFW Post 3964 and VFW Auxiliary
National Anthem – OAHS Band directed by Ms Jen Mickels
Welcome – Master of Ceremonies: CSM Retired Joseph Eustice
Veterans’ Day Poem “Thought for Today” read by Aubrey Zuraff
Patriotic Selection Elementary Choir Grades 4, 5, 6 Directed by Mrs. Jennifer Neu “For the Good of the Many” and “Stars & Stripes Forever”
Tribute to Veterans of All Wars. Students of the Ortonville School presenting plaques with war totals. Readings read by Jason Helgeson
Veterans’ Day Address: SP4 Gerald Goetsch, Vietnam War Veteran (clips during the Address were with permission from Pioneer Public TV. See below for more information)
Veterans’ Day Poem “What is a Veteran” read by Anika Olson
Patriotic Salute OHS Band “Amber Waves of Grain”
Flag Folding Ceremony: Sergio Clark-Carbijal, Thomas Halvorson, Brenden Wojahn and Michael Larson
Patriotic Choral Selection – OHS Concert Choir & Elementary Choir “God Bless the U.S.A.” & “God Bless America”
Closing Remarks by CSM Retired Joseph Eustice and the Retirement of Colors by the VFW Post 3964 and VFW Auxiliary
Clips shown during the Veterans’ Day Address were displayed by special permission given by Pioneer Public TV for the viewing of the program.
Link to information on the Local documentary THE VIETNAM WAR
Pioneer Public TV Facebook video clips from the series: