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May 8, 2009

Goldsby veterans' memorial dedication Saturday

Dedication of the Goldsby Veterans' Memorial is scheduled Saturday. Pre-ceremony music will begin 10 a.m. by the Veterans Bluegrass and the Washington High School band.

An aircraft flyover by Flying P51 will be 10:55. Invocation will be given by Chaplain Davies Vanpool, Army National Guard, followed by the Presentation of the American Flag by the Lindsay American Legion Honor Guard.

Washington High School Band also will play the national anthem. The Pledge of Allegiance will be led by Jaden Kane. The Disabled American Veterans Honor Guard of Oklahoma will present the service flags. Veterans are asked to stand during the playing of their branch service anthem.

Speakers include Dale Graham, Veterans' Corner; Cindy Scott, mayor of Goldsby; Oklahoma State Rep. Lisa Billy; and Chuck Norris of Goldsby, a local Purple Heart veteran. Major General Myles Deering, the key ote speaker will be introduced by Commander John Carter, with the Navy.

Presentation of Veterans Memorial, Parade of Honor and unveiling of monuments will follow with Harold Harvell and Group, accompanied by Jacob Moore playing the bagpipes. Kellie Beller will sing "God Bless America," and "Amazing Grace" will be performed by Moore.

The ceremony will close with a prayer by Pastor Fred Greening, 21 gun salute by the Lindsay American Legion Honor Guard and taps by Jonah Moore.

Sponsors or those who will help with the ceremony include Town of Goldsby, Kelli Beller, Chaplain Vanpool, Metheny Concrete, Pastor Fred Greening, OEC, Randy Simmons, Gen. Myles Deering, B.J. Construction, Rep. Lisa Billy, McCarthy's Electric, Gary Green -- Sons Construction, McClain Bank, E.J. Brand, Veterans Bluegrass, First American Bank, Washington High School Band, Adkins Farms, Brett Adkins, Trucking -- Excavating, Marcum's Nursery, Jacob Moore, Heinrichs Construction, Lindsay Legion Honor Guard, Veterans' Corner, Johnny Rhodes -- Sons Masonry, Allen Farms, Disabled Americans Honor Guard, Jonah Moore and all those who will participate in the program.

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