The Moving Wall Itinerary

The Moving Wall Itinerary
Posted on 10/25/2018
THE MOVING WALL ITINERARY

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THURSDAY,

NOVEMBER 1, 2018

 

Moving Wall Escort

8:00 AM: PROCESSIONAL

Motorized vehicles at 8:00 AM at the Chepachet Union Church 1138 Putnam Pike, Chepachet, RI 02814. Those participating on foot or incorporating beasts of burden will stage at the at intersection of Snake Hill Road and Anan Wade Road and will fall into line at the end of the procession at approximately 9:00 AM and lead us into the grounds of the high school where a brief patriot exercise will occur. 

9:00 AM:  Processional 

10:00 AM: Blessing Ceremony
Scotland the Brave 
Regimental March 
Christopher Cunningham, Piper

POSTING OF THE COLORS 
Warren Police Department 

THE STAR SPANGLED BANNER (NATIONAL ANTHEM) 
Ponaganset High School Chorus led by Derek Sabatini 

BLESSING OF THE WALL 
Father Philip G. Salois, Vietnam Veteran 199th Light Infantry Brigade 

AMAZING GRACE
Christopher Cunningham, Piper 

MOMENT OF SILENCE 

CANNON SALUTE, New England Mounted Artillery

TAPS 
Kyle Sullivan & Lydia Bonoyer 

CLOSING REMARKS Kasim Yarn Director, RI Office of Veterans Affairs
RETIRING OF THE COLORS, 
Warren Police Department 
RECEPTION

 6:30 PM:  The Moving Wall Candlelight Vigil 

FLOWERS OF THE FOREST
HIGHLAND CATHEDRAL
Aron Lindo, Piper

OPENING REMARKS
Pastor Jim Ricci,34th Infantry Platoon Scout Dog Company Counseling Pastor of the Cranston Christian Fellowship Executive Director of Aletheia Counseling Ministries in Warwick, RI.

“GOOD NIGHT DEAR HEART”

“DANNY BOY”

PHS Chorus led by Derek Sabatini

KIA REMEMBRANCE CEREMONY, The Names of Each Rhode Islander is read by students

“AMAZING GRACE”, Aaron Lindo

TAPS, Kyle Sullivan & Lydia Bonoyer 

 7:30 PM – 8:30 PM
GALA RECEPTION & The Big Read Community Distribution of “The Things They Carried” 

Ponaganset Media Center Reception with entertainment by PHS Jazz Band led by James Mullen

FRIDAY,

NOVEMBER 2, 2018

10:30 AMThe Moving Wall Opening Ceremony 

WELCOME 
Dr. Michael Barnes, Superintendent,
Foster-Glocester Regional Schools 

EMCEE 
Director Kasim Yarn, RI Office of Veterans Affairs 

POSTING OF COLORS,
Rhode Island Joint Color Guard 

THE STAR SPANGLED BANNER (NATIONAL ANTHEM)
“The Governor’s Own” 88th Army Band FLY OVER

 C-130/UH-860s 143d Airlift Wing, RI Air National Guard 

 INVOCATION
John Eklund, Senior Pastor Chepachet Union Church 

GUEST SPEAKERS 
The Honorable Daniel McKee, Lt. Governor, State of RI
Honorable Jack Reed, United States Senator
Major General Christopher Callahan, Rhode Island National Guard 

KEYNOTE ADDRESS
Wayne Smith, Vietnam Combat Medic 1969-1970 

 BATTLE HYMN OF THE REPUBLIC
“The Governor’s Own” 88th Army Band 

PRESENTATION OF THE WREATHS
Dave McCarthy - Warren, RI
(All Rhode Islanders KIA)
Charlie Valor - Glocester, RI
(Glocetser, KIA)
William Fortier – Foster, RI
(Foster, RI KIA)

 AMERICA THE BEAUTIFUL
“The Governor’s Own” 88th Army Band 

 READING OF THE NAMES FROM FOSTER & GLOCESTER, RI 

 FIRING SQUAD

Rhode Island National Guard TAPS “The Governor’s Own” 88th Army Band 

BENEDICTION
Pastor Angie Henrishon, Chepachet Baptist Church 

RETIRING OF THE COLORS
Rhode Island Joint Color Guard

RECEPTION

SATURDAY,

NOVEMBER 3, 2018

 10:00 AM: The Moving Wall Remembrance Ceremonies 

THE STAR SPANGLED BANNER (NATIONAL ANTHEM) 
Ponaganset High School Chorus led by Derek Sabatini 

10:00 AM: Native American Remembrance 
John Brown, West Wind Medicine Mam Narraganset Tribal Council

11:00 AM: Soldiers Cross Ceremony, Rolling Thunder Rhode Island Chapter 1 

12:00 PM: Vietnam Missing Man Ceremony, Rolling Thunder Rhode Island Chapter 1 MISSING MAN TABLE & HONORS CEREMONY

1:00 PM: Speaker of the Day
Honorable Frank J. Williams, Former Chief Justice,
Supreme Court of Rhode Island 

 2:00 PM: Aerial performance United States Naval Academy Skydiving Team
  MIDN 1/C Jon Pyzdrowski
  MIDN 1/C Derek Forand
  MIDN 2/C Michal Bojsza

 3:00 PM: Wreath Lying American Legion Post 13 Putnam, Connecticut 

 6:30 PM: “AMAZING GRACE”  
Michael Stone, Rhode Island Highlanders Pipe Band

Taps
Kyle Sullivan & Lydia Bonoyer

SUNDAY,

NOVEMBER 4, 2018

9:00 AM - 10:00 AM:  The United States of America Vietnam War Commemoration Recognition

9:00 AM:  Pledge of Allegiance
Ms. Emily Williams, Ponaganset High School Senior

Greetings
Mr. Charles Stockwell, Ponaganset High School,
English Teacher

Reading of the Proclamation from the President of the United States - Karen Androzzi,
Ponaganset High School Student, Class of 2020

ARMED FORCES SALUTE
Ponaganset High School Band

Presentations from the Department of Defense

SPEAKER OF THE DAYDr. Roger Harris
G Company, 2nd Battalion, 9th Marine Regiment of the 3rd Marine Division

AMERICA THE BEAUTIFUL
Ponaganset High School Band

6:30 PM:  Taps
Kyle Sullivan & Lydia Bonoyer

MONDAY,

NOVEMBER 5, 2018

 9:00 AM:  CLOSING CEREMONY

ARMED FORCES MEDLEY
United States Navy Band Northeast

GREETINGS
Chris Stanley, Ponaganset High School, History Teacher

FLYOVER MH-60T Jayhawk Helicopter ,
U.S. Coast Guard Air Station Cape Cod

PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE
Cal Parrillo, Junior, Ponaganset High School

THE STAR SPANGLED BANNER (NATIONAL ANTHEM)
United States Navy Band Northeast

INVOCATION
Chaplain (LT.) Jose Jimenez, Deputy Command Chaplain, Naval Station Newport’s Chapel of Hope

ANCHORS AWEIGH
United States Navy Band Northeast

SPEAKER OF THE DAY
Corporal John Musgrave 1st Battalion, 9th Marines Con Thien, 1967

At the Vietnam Memorial, Written By GEORGE BILGERE 
Read by Katelyn Mooney, Ponaganset High School Junior

FINAL REMARKS
Colonel Woody Spring, 1968 to 1969 with the 101st Airborne Division 1970-1971, Helicopter pilot with the 1st Cavalry Division

TAPS
United States Navy Band Northeast 

BENEDICTION
Chaplain (LT.) Jose Jimenez, Deputy Command Chaplain, Naval Station Newport’s Chapel of Hope

RECEPTION

Open Daily, “Through the Eyes” traveling Vietnam Museum.  You must hear John Hosier’s compelling story about his Vietnam experiences and how it changed his life and led him to create his extensive archive of photos and primary resources.

“The Flames of Freedom" bonfire will be lit each night at 6:30 PM following Taps. It serves dramatic and ethereal epitaph to the 57,939 souls inscribed on the Moving Wall as a testament to their service, sacrifice and contributions to this nation. Sponsored by Shawmut Metal

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