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Friday, May 11, 2012


RIM COUNTRY
MEMORIAL DAY SCHEDULE
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     “THE TOWN OF PAYSON PROUDLY PRESENTS MEMORIAL DAY 2012.  THE THEME SELECTED FOR THIS YEAR IS “WELCOME HOME VETERANS AND HONORS OUR AMERICAN VETERANS:  PAST, PRESENT, AND FUTURE.

 ·        ALL CITIZENS ARE INVITED TO JOIN WITH FRIENDS AND NEIGHBORS TO REMEMBER THOSE WHO HAVE DIED IN OUR NATION’S SERVICE  AND HONOR THOSE WHO HAVE DEFENDED, AND CONTINUE TO DEFEND, THE STANDARDS AND VALUES UPON WHICH OUR COUNTRY WAS FOUNDED. 
 
 ·        THIS YEAR’S PROGRAM WILL CONSIST OF FOUR SEPARATE TRIBUTES:
 1.          THE ANNUAL PIONEER CEMETERY TRIBUTE BEGINS WITH A FLAG RAISING CEREMONY AT 8:30AM ON SUNDAY, 27 MAY AND OPENS THE CEMETERY FOR VISITATION.   THIS TRIBUTE IS PRESENTED ANNUALLY AND  WILL BE FOLLOWED BY….
 2.          THE ANNUAL MOUNTAIN MEADOWS TRIBUTE WHICH WILL BEGIN AT APPROXIMATELY 10AM AT THE MOUNTAIN MEADOWS CEMETERY IN ROUND VALLEY ON SUNDAY, 27 MAY.  THIS TRIBUTE IS  SPONSORED BY THE MESSINGERS FUNERAL HOME AND SUPPORTED BY THE PAYSON PATRIOTIC EVENTS COMMITTEE, THE VFW AND THE AMERICAN LEGION.
  3.          A FLAG RAISING CEREMONY AT THE MAZATZAL CASINO FLAGPOLE WHICH BEGINS AT 8AM ON MONDAY, 28 MAY WITH PATRIOTIC MUSIC FOLLOWED BY AN APPROPRIATE CEREMONY AND PROGRAM WHICH WILL BE FOLLOWED BY……
 4.          A MEMORIAL DAY TRIBUTE AT PAYSON’S GREEN VALLEY PARK WHICH WILL BEGIN AT THE VETERANS MEMORIAL  ON MONDAY, 28 MAY AT APPROXIMATELY 10AM….THIS PROGRAM IS PRESENTED BY  THE PAYSON PATRIOTIC EVENTS COMMITTEE AND  WILL INCLUDE:  PATRIOTIC MUSICAL PRESENTATIONS;  A PRESENTATION OF THE COLORS;  AN ADDRESS BY THE MAYOR OF PAYSON FOLLOWED BY GUEST SPEAKERS; A TRIBUTE BY THE PAYSON MILITARY HONOR GUARD WHICH WILL INCLUDE A RIFLE SALUTE AND TAPS;      A MOVING  BAGPIPE RENDITION OF AMAZING GRACE”;  A MOMENT OF SILENT REFLECTION FOR OUR VETERNS PAST AND PRESENT;  AND MUCH MORE.

 ·        MEMORIAL DAY IS PROCLAIMED AS A NATIONAL HOLIDAY, SET ASIDE TO REMEMBER THOSE WHO HAVE PAID THE SUPREME SACRIFICE  AND TO HONOR OUR VETERANS AND MEMBERS OF THE ARMED FORCES FOR THEIR SERVICE TO OUR GREAT COUNTRY.

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