Veterans Memorial Day Ceremony

Please join us on Memorial Day, Monday, May 27th, starting at 10am at the Belen Eagle Park Veterans Memorial. We will gather to honor all who have served our country in the Armed Forces. The program is as follows:

  • Patriotic Musical interlude – Wayne Gallegos
  • Combat Veterans Motorcycle Association 47-3, Hub City Locos, and American Legion Post 81 will enter with flags
  • Presentation of the Colors – Belen High School NJROTC, GySgt. Lara
  • Pledge of Allegiance – Officer of the Day – VFW Post 2387
  • The Devine Blessing – Chaplain Preston Stallings – VFW Post 2387
  • Battle Hymn of the Republic – US Military Band
  • Welcome – Charles Cox – Commander VFW Post 2387
  • Amazing Grace – US Military Band
  • Introduction of Guest Speaker – Commander Cox
  • Guest Speaker – Sen. Gregory Baca – Navy
  • Honoring Our Departed Comrades – VFW Post 2387
  • God Bless America – Leann Rimes
  • A Tribute to All the Branches of the Armed Services
  • Presentation of Honors – VFW Post 2387
  • 21 Gun Salute
  • Taps – American Legion Post 81
  • Closing Remarks – Belen City Councilor/Mayor Pro tem Frank F. Ortega – US Marine Corp and Army National Guard
  • Closing Prayer – Chaplain Andrew Garcia, VFW Post 9676

Refreshments will be served at the SPC. Henry Byrd III Visitor’s Center after the ceremony.