Galion's Support The Troops Ceremony

April 10, 2003

Some of the Supporters who were braving a brisk, cold wind out of the North to honor our Troops.
  The VFW Color Guard and The Police and Fire Color Guards stepping out to start the 6 PM ceremony.
The high school band with a few alumni band members, play the patriotic music. Brian Treisch was the director.     Here, Galion City Council President, Dennis Little is the speaker. See the Program below for the other well received speakers.
Dianna Sorrick, Mother of Sgt Ryan Sorrick, U.S. Army Janet Price, Mother of Maj. Bill Price, U.S. Air Force Dolly Harding, Mother of Lt. Nick Harding, U.S. Army Chris Lawson, Mother of Seaman Matt Barth, U.S. Navy Judy Hickman, Mother of Wesley Hickman, U.S. Marines
Army     Air Force   Coast Guard   Navy   Marines
Mothers of Active Service men have the honor of raising the Branch of Service Flags as each branch's tune was played.
Pass your cursor over the pictures for their names.
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Wide angle view of speakers and townsfolk.
Over fifty names of men and women on active duty from Galion were honored at this Support Ceremony.
Ron Gehrisch brings his brass cannon in for special events at the monument.
A cannon salute was given for the National Anthem and at the conclusion of the ceremony.

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