Monday, May 28, at 10:00 a.m. at the Dieterich Community Veterans Memorial.
Master of Ceremony – Mayor Brad Hariek, DHS Graduate Class of 1993, Lake Land AAS, wife Heidi, two sons, Hayden and Briar, 2012 Top 20 Under 40 Award Winner.
Guest Speaker – Dr. LeRoy Tucker, Baptist Minister, St. Pauls' Church, Bible Grove on Saturday evenings; Retired Missouri State Trooper-Effingham Police Department Chaplin.
Invocation – Jeff White, Village Dieterich Trustee, Campus Pastor: Christ's Church Dieterich Campus, 1985 Graduate of Eastern Illinois University.
The Memorial Day Commemoration will begin with the Presentation of Colors/Drum Cadence by the American Legion Post #628-Commander Donald Dorn Percussion Cadence
“The Star Spangled Banner” by Francis Scott Key-Please stand & sing with the vocalist(s)
Innovation by Mr. Jeff White
Pledge of Allegiance & Welcome – Dieterich Mayor Brad Hardiek
Memorial Day Address – Dr. Leroy Tucker
Presenation of Wreath at the Wall – The wreaths are being placed at thew all in honor of all fallen Armed Force Service Personnel.
Necrology & Fallen Service Personnel Remembrance – Mayor Hardiek; Recognizing the Soldiers Who Made the Supreme Sacrifice-Volunteers place a flag on each grave in National Cemeteries
“America the Beautiful” by Samuel Ward/Katheriine L. Bates. Please stand and sing with the vocalist(s0
Rifle Volley Tribute - American Legion Post #628
“Taps” - Trumpets Christal Hahn & Brayden Hahn
Retirement of Colors – American Legion Post #628
The Dieterich Community Veterans Memorial-The flagship of all memorials, it received the Governor's Home Town Award in 2002. The original arch was built in 1920 to honor the Dieterich Machine Gun Company and WWI Veterans. The Memorial was dedicated on May 30, 2001. Over 1600 names appear on the wall.
In case of inclement weather the program will be held in the Dieterich Park Pavilion.