Bro. Ian Martin – May26 Memorial Ceremony

Gray Lodge did it’s share in placing flags at each grave marker at Veterans Memorial this morning (Sunday) – starting at 7AM  – The ground was hard and a spike or screwdriver could have saved a few broken flags.  Special thanks to Kurt and David V for their above and beyond effort.

Brother Ian Martin – Monday Memorial Day

Our Brother Ian will perform “Amazing Grace” at the Formal Ceremonies May 26th at 10:23AM.  Here’s the schedule of events:

0930 – 0931 Call to Order-Cannon Salute Sons of the Confederate Veterans Sons of the Union Veterans

0931 – 0932 Sound Assembly Sgt. Mark Collado, USMC

0932 – 0935 Welcome/Introduction of Master of Mat Williams, Director, HNC Ceremonies & Guests E. A. “Buddy” Grantham, Assistant Director at City of Houston Fleet Management Dept.

0935 – 0939 Joint Svc. Color Guard/Svc. Banners Alief Hastings JROTC Army; Marines; Navy; USAF; USCG

0939 – 0941 Officers Post CWO James T. Rodgers, USA (Ret) CMSgt Larry Wilson, USAF (Ret)

0941 – 0944 Presentation of Colors Alief Hastings JROTC

0944 – 0947 Invocation Pastor Larry Morris Living Word Church of the Nazarene

0947 – 0950 National Anthem Doc Holiday

0950 – 0952 Pledge of Allegiance Peggy Slay President Gold Star Mothers – Houston

0952 – 0955 Posting of Colors Alief Hastings JROTC

0955 – 0958 Proclamation Mayor Annise Parker

0958 – 1008 Parade of Colors All Organizations

1008 – 1012 POW/MIA Ceremony Stoney Stone, USAF, President, NCCGH Inc.

1012 – 1020 Presentation of Wreaths All Organizations

1020 – 1023 Memorial Day Prayer Father John Ugobueze, Clinical Staff Chaplain Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center

1023 – 1026 Bagpiper- “Amazing Grace” Ian Martin

1026 – 1028 Introduction of Special Guest Speaker Buddy Grantham

1028 – 1033 Keynote Speaker Terence C. Winkler, Col., 147th Reconnaissance Wing Vice Commander, Texas Air National Guard, Ellington Field Base

1033 -1035 In God We Still Trust Josh Flynn, USMC

1035 – 1038 Benediction Allan T. Perkins, Chaplain, VFW District 4 & Chaplain, MOC 14th Supreme

1038 – 1042 Acknowledgements Buddy Grantham

1042 – 1046 Rifle Salute VFW District 4 Ceremonial Detail Co. A 13th U.S. Regular Infantry 15th Texas Infantry (Confederate)

1046 – 1050 Taps Sgt. Mark Collado, USMC

1050 – 1100 Retire Colors/Cannon Salute CWO James T. Rodgers, USA (Ret) CMSgt Larry Wilson, USAF (Ret)