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Governor's Wreath-Laying Ceremony - 2017
 
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Memorial Day ceremony honoring Ohio service members who lost their lives while serving their country, protecting our freedom and building a future for others. This event takes place every year at the Veterans Plaza on the grounds of the Ohio Statehouse.

Speakers:

- Major Sean McCarthy, Veterans Services Chief Legal Counsel, US Army Reserve- Master of Ceremonies
- Chaplain Bill Kirby, a Vietnam Veteran from the United States Marine Corps
- Veronica Mora, Gold Star Wife
- Director Chip Tansill, Ohio Department of Veterans Services
- Lt. Gov. Mary Taylor

The National Anthem performed by Alexis Gomez, 2015 American Idol finalist from the Dayton area

Pledge of Allegiance - Olivia Mora, Celina Mora, Hailee Cook and Michael Cook, III, Ohio Gold Star Children

Amazing Grace - Lieutenant Robert Ronan, a bagpiper from the Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Corrections State Honor Guard

"Thank you, Soldiers" performed by the Beverly Gardens Elementary School Choir from Riverside, who have a special song to sing for us led by Tammy Neukirchner
May 25, 2017