The mission of the Committee is to commemorate the men and women in civilian and military roles from Delaware County during the Great War, and the institutions and communities that supported them. The purpose of the Committee is also to discover, record and publish the names and accomplishments of as many of those patriots as possible for libraries, local, state and national.
At the end of World War One, a template was created to memorialize the service and accomplishments of military and civilian men and women who served. Unfortunately, the promise was left unfilled, and the Committee believed it was its responsibility approaching the Centennial of the Great War, to complete the task that was left undone 100 years ago.
The events planned for the Centennial including tours, lectures, poppy plantings and documentary series are to create public awareness of those great deeds and sacrifices of our Delaware County ancestry.
- Post Colors - Vietnam Veterans Chapter 67
- “The National Anthem” (performed by vocalist provided by the Media Theatre)
- Invocation by Pastor Ben Granier of the Full Gospel Assembly of Brookhaven
- Retire Colors - Opening Remarks and Introduction by Tore Fiore - Executive Director of the Destination Delco Tourism Bureau
- Barbara & Anthony Selletti - speak about the mission, the events planned, and the war efforts of Delco WW1 patriots.
- County Council - Opening remarks and reading and presentation of Resolution
- George Rothacker - speaks about the Poppy Program and events surrounding the program
- Colonel Michael Rounds of Williamson College of the Trades reads the poem “Flanders Field”
- “God Bless America” (performed by vocalist provided by the Media Theatre)
- Benediction by Pastor Ben Granier
Later in the day, a preview of the series produced by the Selletti's “Memories of the Great War” will be shown at two performances at Vinyl Revival which is adjacent to the historic Lansdowne Theatre.
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