Memorial Day Remembrance Ceremony
for "Detroit's Own - Polar Bears"
(American North Russia Expeditionary Force, U.S. Army, World War I )
White Chapel Memorial Cemetery
30 May 2005
The Ceremony was opened with the Posting of the Colors
by a Color Guard consisting of members of
the 1-339th Infantry Regiment and civilian re-enactors in WW I uniforms.
LTC Steven Kenyon of the U.S. Army was the guest speaker.
He is the commander of the 1st Battalion, 339th Infantry Regiment, 7th Brigade,
100th Division. Seated to his left are Stan Bozich and Mike Grobbel.
Ceremony attendees listen as LTC Kenyon speaks.
A pair of F-16 fighter jets performed a flyover just prior to the laying of the wreath.
The jets are from the Michigan Air National Guard's 107th Fighter Squadron
based at Selfridge Field.
The placing of the wreath.
The Color Guard exits at the conclusion of the program.
View photos from previous Memorial Day Ceremonies at White Chapel Cemetery:
31 May 2004
26 May 2003
27 May 2002
28 May 2001
29 May 2000
View photos from the "Polar Bears" Plaque Dedication Ceremony at the Detroit Zoo (10 Nov 2001)
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