FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
City of Asheville
Mayor's Committee for Veterans Affairs
Contact: Ken Vasilik
ASHEVILLE-BUNCOMBE MEMORIAL DAY CEREMONY
Asheville, NC –
The City of Asheville Mayor’s Committee for Veterans Affairs will host the annual Memorial Day ceremony on the Roger McGuire Green of Pack Square Park starting at 2:30 p.m. on May 26, 2014.
Event highlights will include musical performances by the Tennessee Air National Guard's concert "Band of the South". The Reuter Center Singers from the University of North Carolina at Asheville will also perform at the ceremony.
The Presentation of Colors will be by the Asheville High School Marine Corps Junior ROTC. A Recognition of Service presentation to our Armed Forces and community first responders will be given by Asheville Mayor Esther Manheimer and Buncombe County Commission Chairman David Gantt.
Commander Douglas A. Bradley, U. S. Navy, Commanding Officer of the USS ASHEVILLE SSN 758 is scheduled to be the keynote speaker. A commemoration wreath will be presented by Mayor Manheimer, Chairman Gantt and representatives of the Armed Forces and emergency responders in commemoration of those who have sacrificed their lives in service to this country and community.
Kit Cramer, President and CEO of the Asheville Area Chamber Of Commerce, will serve as Master of Ceremonies.
The public is invited. For more information, please contact Ken Vasilik at 828-251-2997; firstname.lastname@example.org.