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Skelton to Speak at Pre-Memorial Day Program May 17

Contact Jeff Murphy
WARRENSBURG, MO (May 10, 2012) –  The pre-Memorial Day program, “Honoring Our World War II Veterans,” begins at 2:30 p.m. Thursday, May 17 at Northside Christian Church, 500 N. Ridgeview Drive, in Warrensburg. In addition to featured remarks by former U.S. Congressman Ike Skelton, D-Missouri, the program also will honor a number of local veterans.

This will be the third program in the University of Central Missouri’s Lifelong Learning Series on “World War II in American Memory,” and the public is invited. Participants in the event will be the UCM Department of Military Science and Leadership, Matthews-Crawford Post 131 of The American Legion, William A. Carleton Post 2513 of the VFW, and Missouri Veterans Home, all of Warrensburg. The Clinton High School Junior ROTC Honor Guard will post and retire the colors.   

UCM professor emeritus of music, Neal Seipp, will play “To the Colors” and “Taps” on the trumpet; KMOS-TV Coordinator of Corporate and Community Support, Mark Pearce, accompanied by Alice Coleman, will lead the audience in singing “God Bless America;” retired UCM Health Center staff member Shirley Briscoe will sing “May the Good Lord Bless and Keep You;” and Four Good Friends of Sweet Adelines International will close the program with “Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy.”  Warrensburg attorney Bob Welling will introduce the keynote speaker.