FINAL ORDERS OF THE DAY – SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 19, 2015
“FORGET ME KNOT” VETERANS WREATH LAYING SERVICE
OPERATION “NEPTUNE/OVERLORD” ALLEGORY
SCENE ONE - Blessing of the Fleet / Wreaths/ Normandy Petals and Sand
Saturday September 19th 10:00 hours (10 am) Sacramento Marina
Very Rev. Michael O'Rielly – Rector – Cathedral of the Blessed Sacrament - Presiding
Reading – President Franklin D. Roosevelt's D- Day Prayer – Docent USS Potomac
Reading – Operation Neptune Reading – SS Jeremiah O'Brien
SCENE TWO – Brunch – Full Monty – Named after Field Marshal Bernard Montgomery
Saturday September 19th 11:00 hours (11 am) House Boat Sacramento Docks – Old Sacramento
Drum Corp and Honor Guard Orders of the Day - Saturday September 19th 1200 hours (12 noon)
SCENE THREE – Del Campo High School AFROTC Honor Guard
The battle field is the invasion of Normandy D-Day.
The Drums represent the artillery fire.
The Honor Guard represents the soldiers.
The one square block represents the battle field.
One half of the Drum Corp will be stationary at the Old School House Museum next to the Rio City Cafe and play together to represent the initial invasion onto Omaha Beach.
The other half of the Drum Corp will follow the in Honor Guard in a one square block procession responding to the drums played at the Old School House Museum (talking Drums)
At the return of the Honor Guard and Drum Corp from the procession, they will play together to represent the highlight of the battle. The Honor Guard will proceed to post the colors on the House Boat
Fleet Forget Me Knot - Orders of the Day - Saturday September 19th 1200 hours
The Sacramento River is the sea invasion of Normandy D-Day.
The yachts represent the Higgins Boats. The pirate ship sail boat Sea Eagle represents the young children who went off to war.
Wreath 1 Honors our World War II Veterans
Wreath 2 Honors our all Veterans
Wreath 3 Honors the casualties of war (loved ones)
Wreath 4 Honors World War II Veterans who died at sea
The initial pass by will have flags waving and sand gathered from Omaha Beach will be sprinkled from the bridge which will represent the liberation.
The playing of taps and the laying of the wreaths and petals commemorates the sacrifice.
The fleet will assemble under the command of Commodore Wells at the marina harbor at approximately 1200 hours.
The four wreath carrying yachts will follow Commodore Wells in the Ranger who will be behind Sea Eagle.
The ships will idle at the American River and await the signal to return.
The four yachts carrying the wreaths will break away from the fleet and head upstream again to idle in front of the River City Cafe.
Taps will be played on the dock walkway
Each yacht will lay its wreath and sprinkle it petals allowing a few moment intervals between each wreath.
Review Stage - - Saturday September 19th 1200 hours
The Review Stage represents all of the allied nations subject to the scourge of war.
The participants will be on board the house boat and will wave flags to greet the liberating force represented by the yachts in their initial pass en route to the American River.
The Del Campo HS AFROTC Honor Guard will post the colors.
The pledge of Allegiance to the Flag will be conducted after the posting of the colors.
Reading of the Assembly Resolution from the Honorable Kevin Mcarty honoring Sacramento native John Miliken who was WWII POW shot down in France.
Certificate of Appreciation
SS JEREMIAH O'BRIEN
Del Campo AFROTC HS Honor Guard will retire the colors.
Service is concluded.
That is all!
Past NCCYA Commodore Cochren