The 2015 Memorial Day event was a success with attendance estimated to be over 300 people!
As always the VFW did the rifle gun salute. The fire department was present with one fire truck to present flowers and honor a fallen fireman. The police department also presented flowers and had a K9 unit here for the event. The guest speaker was James McDonald, who is a retired U.S. Navy Chief Petty Officer. Grand View Baptist Church Pastor Mike Mutchler performed the invocation and benediction for the ceremony.
Flags were placed on the graves of veterans with the help of Grand View Baptist Church and a local Boy Scout Troop. Wonderful music included the National Anthem sung by Anna-Marie Wood and Gardiner Middle School Band, who played several songs. Randy Leasure played taps, marking his 46th year playing for our event. JROTC helped prepare the cemetery for the event as well as performing the Presentation of Colors for the event. The cemetery staff worked hard to get the cemetery ready for this annual event which was a success.
We would like to thank the following community organizations for their support in our event:
Boy Scout Troop Number 220
Clackamas County Department of Community Corrections
Company D, 186th Infantry (WWII)
Gardiner Middle School Band
Friends of Mountain View
Grand View Baptist Church
Gwen's Graphic Solutions
Oregon Army National Guard
Oregon City Fire Department
Oregon City High School JROTC
Oregon City Optimist Club
Oregon City Police Department including the Honor Guard and K-9 Unit