Robert H. Burns, American Legion Family Post 16 took time to pay tribute to those lives lost on 9-11-2001, and those
that have suffered in the aftermath.On the steps of the St Tammany Parish Justice
Center on 9-11-2011 at ,
approximately 200 people joined together for the “A Day of Remembrance” ceremony.
16’s Judge Advocate Julian Rodrigue, Sr. served as Master of Ceremony.The
Call to Order was performed by Post 16 Commander Stacy Miller.Sons of the American
Legion Squadron Chaplain Tasso Taylor gave invocation, Advancement of the Colors was performed by CovingtonHigh School’s Navy Junior ROTC, St. Tammany Parish Deputy Michael Oates led
the audience in singing the National Anthem followed by the Pledge of Allegiance.
16’s Commander Miller offered a Welcome and Introduction of Guests, followed by a poem reading by Auxiliary Unit 16
member Gwen Miller.CovingtonElementary
School’s 3rd Grade Choir, directed by teacher Peggy Crain, performed a musical tribute.Guest speakers were City of Covington Mayor Mike Cooper,
St. Tammany Parish Sheriff Office Chief Deputy Tim Lentz and St. Tammany Fire District 12 Chief Kevin Adams.The “Ringing of 4 Fives” was performed by Covington Fire Department.Wreaths were placed by First Responders.Post 16’s honor
guard member Elizabeth Rice performed taps and Squadron16’s Chaplain Tasso Taylor gave the benediction.
Left to right:Covington Police Chief Richard
Palmisano, St. Tammany Fire District 12 Chief Kevin Adams, Covington Mayor/Sons of the American Legion Squadron 16 member
Mike Cooper, American Legion Auxiliary Honorary National Junior President Brittany Watts, St. Tammany Parish Sheriff Office
Chief Deputy Tim Lentz, Master of Ceremony Julian Rodrigue, Sr., St. Tammany Parish Sheriff Office Deputy Michael Oates, American
Legion Auxiliary Unit 16 member Gwen Miller, Sons of the American Legion Squadron 16 Chaplain Tasso Taylor and American Legion
Post 16 Commander Stacy Miller
placed by First Responders
The above article and photo's provided by
Mrs. Marie Duracher