Robert H. Burns American Legion Post 16

" A Day of Remembrance" 2011

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The 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 6:00 pm, approximately 200 people joined together for the “A Day of Remembrance” ceremony.

 

Post 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 Covington High 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.

 

Post 16’s Commander Miller offered a Welcome and Introduction of Guests, followed by a poem reading by Auxiliary Unit 16 member Gwen Miller.  Covington Elementary 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.

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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

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Wreaths placed by First Responders

The above article and photo's provided by Mrs. Marie Duracher