After Action Report "Laying of the Wreaths". Memorial Day
Event: Annual Memorial Day
Event Purpose: Honor the Bastrop county Solders who have passed away
Date: Monday May 27, 2019
Location: Smithville Memorial Park Bastrop County Texas.
Members of the Lone Star Military Vehicle Preservation Asso. Were requested to support the Smithville Veterans Memorial Park "Laying of the Wreaths". Memorial Day Monday 27th May 2019. Event started at 09:45. The club has supported this event for the past 4 years. The requestor was Mrs. Kathy Karcher of Smithville city hall. We managed to provide a Squad of members representing many conflicts from world War 1 to Present. Our squad was in the appropriate battle gear for the period they represented.
This year the weather was good, No rain. The event went well with the reading of all the names of Bastrop County who died serving in WW1, WW2, Korea, Vietnam and Desert storm. The reading of the names took eleven minutes. A single ring of a bell was heard after each name was read. During that time the Squad remained at attention and rendering the hand salute. The club also provided the Up side down rifle stuck in the sand bags with dog Tag and Helmet from the Vietnam era in memorial to those who have given their life to defend America.
Parking between the Recreation center and the park was easy this year with the Squad parking close to gather to be able to pass out the equipment carried during the event.
Members who participated were:
Danny K Air Force Vietnam era
Madison H Army Korea era
Jim H Army Vietnam era
Jackie W Army Airborne Vietnam era
James W Army Radioman Vietnam era
James Bisett Army WW2 infantry era
Barry F Texas Cav Civil War era
James Hyatt Army Tank Commander Desert Storm era
Mrs. Karcher told us how much Smithville appreciated our presents and please do it again next year.