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Ohio Valley Chapter, INSSAR
Veterans Memorial Dedication, Newburgh, In.
July 28, 2008

Sheri Sherman, member of the Newburgh Town Council, was the M C for the dedication of the Veterans Memorial in Newburgh, In., July 26, 2008 at 9:00 AM CDT.

The memorial is located at the intersection of Bell Road and State St.(Hwy. 261) Newburgh, In.

John Branson, Post Commander, American Legion Post 44, Newburgh, In. presented the dedication speech for the memorial.

Indiana State Senator Vaneta Becker delivered remarks concerning the monument and what it stood for.

Other dignitaries included members of Newburgh Town Council, a representative from Indiana's Congressional Representative Brad Ellsworth. Also present were members of Capt. Henry Vanderburgh Chapter NSDAR. The American Legion Patriot Riders and the Post 44 Legion's Ladies Aux. were well represented. The U. S. Army Reserves furnished a deuce & 1/2 to transport individuals from parking areas to the memorial site. The Town of Newburgh furnished a trolley to transport individuals from area parking lots to the memorial.

The combined Color Guards under the command of Clyde Breeden, Capt. of the Guard, Post 44, presented the Colors for the singing of the National Anthem and Color Guards conducted a rifle salute. The Colors were also presented by the combined Color Guards for the Post 44 bugler's playing of Taps.

Combined Color Guards presenting the Colors were the American Legion Post 44, Newburgh, In., VFW Charles Denby Post 2953, Evansville, In., & Ohio Valley Chapter, INSSAR Color Guard, Evansville, In.

Present from the Ohio Valley Chapter INSSAR were, Kenneth Gilkey, Peggy Gilkey, Ruth Hall,
Robert Hall, J. D. Strouth, John G. West

Crowd Gathers

Crowd Gathers

Settling In

DAR members Mardell Puckett, Barbara Harris

Where Do We Line Up ?

Looking Better !!

Massed Color Guards & Rifle Squad

Color Guard

Past & Present Color Guards

Present Arms--National Anthem

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