HBO Honors 250 Veterans on Thursday March 11th, 2010

HBO, WWII MemorialHBO will be flying 250 veterans plus their guardians into Washington, DC on Wednesday and they will begin to assemble at the WWII Memorial around 11 on Thursday.  The tentative schedule for the ceremony will be:

11:00am – 11:30am:
Guests arrive at Memorial (seated in the Ceremonial Entrance Plaza) Vets (with their Guardians) will assemble near the Park Ranger Office (outside the Pacific Arch Plaza @ 3:15pm)

Processional of Veterans“ lead by a bagpiper (escorted by their Guardians)

Ceremony Begins (Ceremonial Entrance Plaza)
           Military Narrator to lead Ceremony
           Presentation of the Colors by the Armed Forces Color Guard
           Playing of the National Anthem (Military Quintet or Quartet)

Remarks by Special Guests (HBO Exec, Govt Dignitaries)

Wreath Laying Ceremony (to be laid in front of Pacific Arch Plaza)
–        Speakers (Accompanied by Park Rangers) will lay the wreath to honor those Americans killed during World War II.  

Ceremony concludes with Taps

 Veterans tour Memorial, photo opportunities

The ceremony is featured in the new Jewel of the Mall: World War II Memorial book. 

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