Veterans Day

November 11, 2007

The Arts Council of Maumelle, under the direction of Robert and JoAnne Swindell presented a ceremony in rememberance of all veterans.

Robert Swindell, welcomes everyone to the ceremony

The Colors are presented by the Arkansas National Guard

Invocation by The Reverend Luke Conway
Maumelle First United Methodist Church.

All visitors joined in the recitation of The Pledge of Alligiance To The Flag, led by Maumelle Veterans Memorial Committee President, Jim Alberson, Chief Warrant Officer 4, Ret.

Jennifer Ragsdill, solist
sings the National Athem

The Presidential Proclamation was read by Dr. Harding Stedler.

Maumelle Mayor, Mike Watson
makes introductory remarks

Following the introductory remarks, Jennifer Ragsdill, encouraging the audience to join her, sang America The Beautiful.

A recitation of "What is a Veteran?" was narrated by Pam Rantisi, Executive Director of the Maumelle Chamber of Commerce.

Brogan Stafford
Pulaski Academy 5th grader
reads her award winning "Veterans"

Mayor Watson

A wreath was placed in the memorial by Maumelle Mayor, Mike Watson.

Bugler Cadet Oliver

A moment of silence followed and a somber "Taps" was played by Bugler Cadet Oliver.

The Benediction was present by Reverend Luke Conway.

patriotic bar

Bricks may be purchased and engraved to honor U. S. veterans, regardless of length of honorable service.

A brick order form, in PDF format may be downloaded by clicking on the brick image below. Adobe Acrobat Reader is required. Click on the Adobe logo below to download the current free copy.