2013 Memorial Day Celebration

TrumpeterMonday, May 27, 2013, Master of Ceremony David Bone warmly welcomed approximately 300 attendees to the Memorial Day Celebration at Mountain View Cemetery.

The event began at 10 am with an invocation from Pastor Tom Hurt; followed by a Presentation of Colors from the Oregon City High School JROTC and the National Anthem was sung by Anna-Marie Wood. Other ceremony participants included Keynote Speaker, Ken Kraft CPT (RET) U.S. Army VFW Post 1324; music by Gardiner Middle School Band, directed by Cheri Rizzo; performance by the Clackamas Fire District Number 1 Bagpipers; Placement of Flowers announced by James McDonald (RET) U.S. Navy VFW Post 1324; with benediction led by Pastor Tom Hurt and Taps performed by Randy Leasure. Activities were provided for the children followed by a BBQ.

We would like to thank the following organizations and individuals for their support in our event:

  • Boy Scout Troop Number 220
  • Company D, 186th Infantry, World War 2
  • VFW Post 1324 - Ken Kraft
  • Parents of Murdered Children (POMC)
  • Gardiner Middle School Band - Cheri Rizzo, Director
  • Beaver Creek Cooperative Telephone Company (BCT)
  • Oregon City Optimist Club - Brian Shaw, President
  • Serres Nursery - Dan and Pat Serres, Owners
  • Tom Hurt - Pastor
  • Pioneer Rental
  • Big Dog Coffee
  • Hillside Chapel - David and Darcey Bone, Owners
  • Clackamas County-Department of Community Corrections
  • Home Depot - Oregon City
  • Oregon City High School JROTC
  • Oregon Army National Guard
  • Wild Strawberry Florist
  • Friends of Mountain View Cemetery: Mary Elledge, Don Wright, Suzanne Wood, Oscar Geiszler, David Bone, Joy Fotta, Margie Tosi, Don Anderson, Ed Allick.