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Benjamin Harrison Day
Wreath Laying Ceremony

Crown Hill Cemetery - August 17, 2002

Muster at English Circle
9:00 a.m.

Indiana Society of the Sons of the American Revolution Colorguard

Color Guard Members present and accounted for:

Earl Salisbury - Commander of the Color guard
Scott Hosier - Officer in Charge - Sword Bearer
Terry Henson - Musket
Steve Oberlin - Musket
Mike Oberlin - Musket
Dennis Lowry - Musket
Edward Hitchcock - Flag Bearer
Ron Darrah - Flag Bearer
Graham Morey - Flag Bearer
Stephen Franklin - Flag Bearer

The above color guardsmen gathered here along with Indiana State President
John Kesler Sr for the laying of the Wreath at the
William E English Monument to honor Wm English along with
all our other past and current state presidents.

President John Kesler Sr. gave a short speech and
then there was a musket Salute.

9:30 - 10:00 a.m.

Corssroads of America Boy Scout Band

10:00 - 11:00 a.m.

A Salute to Indiana's Benjamin Harrison
23rd President of the United States of America

Entrance of Official Party
19th U.S Regular Infantry

Honor Guard

Opening Remarks

Christopher S Branthouse, Master of Ceremonies and a
fellow compatriot of the Alexander Hamilton Chapter,
Sons of the American Revolution

Posting of Colors
"National Anthem"

Prayer Offering

Chaplain (Lt. Col) James Odell

Keith O Norwalk

President and CEO, Crown Hill Cemetery

"From the Beginning"

Betsy Ross by Joane Reynolds

Ben Harrison
The Civil War and the
Grand Army of the Republic

David Wiley, Jr Vice Commander
Sons of the Union Veterans of the Civil War, Dept. of Indaina

The Originator

(Flying Old Glory From the Statehouse to the Schoolhouse)
Benjamin Harrison by Ed Myers

God, Home, Country

Mis Lynne Orvis, Regent
Indiana Daughters of the American Revolution
Caroline Scott Harrison Chapter, Indianapolis

Greetings From President Bush

Deputy Commanding General
Brigadier General Michael K Jelinsky
88th Regional Support Command

"169th" Anniversary of the Birth of
President Benjamin Harrison

Richard D Chegar
Major General, AUS (ret)
The President Benjamin Harrison Foundation, Inc

Presentation of Wreath

Present Arms

Firing of Volley's from the Indiana SAR Colorguard
and the Indiana GAR unit


Specialsit Andrew Spinazoll
Unfortunately a no show

"The Name of Old Glory"

James Whitciomb Riley by
Jon D Kindred
Colonel, U.S. Army (Ret.)

Retire Colors
"Drive With Old Glory"
11:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

From Crown Hill Cemetery to
Benjamin Harrison Home
The Indiana Regiona; Classic Car Club of America
The Indiana Wheelman
The Ernie Pyle Veterans of Foreign Wars
Post 1120 Firetruck

Public Tour:"President Harrison & Politicians

George Washington by Tom Davis, Crown Hill Tour Guide
Following Ceremony -- Free


Columbia Club
Cracker Barrel Old Country Store
We also wish to thank:

First Lieutant Martin Lepak, Aide-de-Camp
Captain Michael Stella, Public Affairs Officer
Girl Scout Troop 902

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Sons of the American Revolution Homepage

Any comments or questions on this page please contact, Stephen D Franklin