American Roots Revue will be performing this Thursday & Friday, August 14th & 15th, in Crookston, Minnesota, as part of Ox Cart Days to honor our Veterans, in partnership with Beyond the Yellow Ribbon and the Crookston Chamber & Visitor’s Bureau. Free & Open to the public!
The 4th Annual Veterans Recognition Ceremony is scheduled for 3:00 p.m. at UMC Kiehle Auditorium. We will be honoring three Veterans this year and will also be doing a special WWII presentation. We have the privilege of having the American Roots Revue performing their song “Welcome Home” at the ceremony. They have also agreed to sing the National Anthem at the beginning of the program.
Service Flag Line at Entrance – Civil Air Patrol
3:00 p.m. Doors Open at Kiehle Auditorium
3:15 p.m. Color Guard by B-Co 2/136 CAB
Service Flags by Civil Air Patrol
National Anthem – American Roots Revue
Pledge of Allegiance
3:30 p.m. Welcome by Master of Ceremonies – Police Chief Paul Biermaier
3:35 p.m. David Chaffee – Introduction and Presentation of Plaque by Paul Biermaier
3:40 p.m. Jim C. Sheridan – Introduction and Presentation of Plaque by Leo Luettejohann
3:45 p.m. Robert “Bob” Young – Introduction and Presentation of Plaque by Rich Simmons
3:50 p.m. WWII Plague Presentation by Bill Cassavant, Chairman BYR to Chuck Whiting
Polk County Administrator
3:55 p.m. “Welcome Home” song by American Roots Revue
4:00 p.m. Retirement of Colors – B-Co 2/136 CAB
4:05 p.m. Downtown Square for the Flag Retirement Ceremony presented by the Boy Scouts
4:15 p.m. American Roots Revue – “Veterans Honor” song and “Crookston” song
Flag Retirement Ceremony by the Boy Scouts
5:00 p.m. American Roots Revue Concert in the Town Square
After the Veterans Recognition Ceremony, everyone is invited to the DownTown Square to participate in the Flag Retirement Ceremony. This ceremony shows the dignity and respect that is given to properly dispose of the flag that has flown with honor but is no longer suitable for display. The American Roots Revue will be performing their special song being written for Crookston and will be performing their concert after the Flag Retirement Ceremony in the Town Square.
“This activity is made possible by the voters of Minnesota through a grant from the Minnesota State Arts Board, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund.”