JOINT SERVICES MEMORIAL CEREMONY HONORS AMERICAN HEROES AT MOUNTAIN VIEW MEMORIAL PARK – LAKEWOOD, WA
Presented by PCVAC (Pierce County Veterans advisory council)
Mountain View Memorial Park
More than 700 guests expected as we pay tribute to all U.S. Soldiers and Veterans who have gone before us acknowledging the service and sacrifice given to our Nation.
Dedication of monuments honoring General John M.D. Shalikashvili
and Master Sergeant Llewellyn M. Chilson
photo and video opportunity: MONDAY, May 27, 2013 (1:30 – 3 p.m.)
WHAT: Mountain View Memorial Park, the honored final resting place to thousands of U.S. veterans, will host a Joint Services Memorial Ceremony anticipating more than 700 guests, participation by local veteran and Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps groups and a Monument dedication ceremony conducted by family and military service members for two highly decorated military Heroes:
- General John M.D. Shalikashvili “General Shali” – Former Chairman of The Joint Chiefs of Staff from 1993 to 1997. He was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom (the highest civilian award given by the U.S. government) by President Bill Clinton.
- Master Sergeant Llewellyn M. Chilson – The second most decorated soldier of World War II with 29 medals. Known by many as the “fightingest” man of the 45th infantry, he is buried at Mountain View Memorial Park.
WHERE: MOUNTAIN VIEW MEMORIAL PARK 4100 Steilacoom Blvd. SW Lakewood, WA 98499
WHEN: Memorial Day, Monday, May 27, 2013, 2 p.m. – 3 p.m. (ceremony)
(Best time for videos/photos: 1:30 – 3 p.m.)
- Ceremony Keynote Speaker, Major General Bret D. Daugherty, Washington National Guard
- Participants include active military and veterans and JROTC groups
- Joint Base Lewis McChord Band members
- Anticipating More than 700 guests, including friends and family of veterans buried at Mountain View Memorial Park
PHOTO & VIDEO OPPS:
Interviews are available with Mark Gilmore, Family Service and Cemetery Manager
Mountain View onsite media contact: Dave Salove (206.518.4496; email@example.com)
Day of event media contact: Gretchen Krueger: 925.914.0102; firstname.lastname@example.org
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