Historic Memorial Day Ceremony at LHS - 8:30AM
Logan High School
Submitted by: Dani Bell
According to Logan-Hocking School District Treasurer, Paul Shaw, there is a truly historic, once in a lifetime community event taking place at the Logan High School Chieftain Stadium this Memorial Day. On the morning of May 27, 2019, at 8:30 am, the public is invited to attend a very significant Memorial Day Flag, Flag Pole, and POW/MIA Chair Dedication Ceremony.
When asked how the special event originated, Shaw explained, "At the time LHS and Chieftain Stadium were constructed (2008), the original 35’ flagpole was installed at the Stadium. In my opinion, it was undersized, not giving the flag its proper place of honor and respect in the large Stadium. Others agreed with me. Working with our local veterans’ organizations, the LHSD Board of Education and administration resolved to correct in time. The time has now come where we are acting to double the size of the flagpole to 70’, with a large 25’ by 15’ flag to be displayed." Shaw's Chieftain Chat Interview
The Memorial Day ceremony will make for an action-packed morning, as attendees can expect to enjoy the following highlights:
Robert Dee Gabriel Hocking County Color Guard
LHS Marching Chieftains Band, Director, Pam Price: This Is My Country & The Footlifter
LHS Chamber Singers, Directors: John McClain & Gretchen Weber, Tribute To The Armed Forces National Anthem
LHS Cadet Corps - Raising of the Flag
Paul Shaw - Treasurer, LHSD - Welcome
Chaplain Edgar A. Penrod, USA Ret. Vietnam Era Veteran, Former LHSD Board Member - Invocation
Hocking County Honor Guard Firing of Rifles
Taps by Buglers Megan Danison & Julia Ly
Phil Lightfoot - Dedication of POW/MIA Chair
Monte Bainter - Superintendent, LHSD - Closing Remarks
LHS TV2 Student Advisor: Matt Stone - Military Tribute
Memorial Day Ceremony Program
The POW-MIA Chair Dedication is a significant aspect of the event. The chair will be placed at the Veterans Wall at Chieftain Stadium. The plaque reads, “They Are Not Forgotten, Since World War I, 91,718 United States Service Men and Women Remain Unaccounted For. This Unoccupied Chair is Set in Their Honor. Until They All Come Home.” POW MIA Plaque
The District wishes to extend sincere gratitude to the following: Phil Lightfoot, Lawrence N. Helber American Legion Post 78, Logan AMVETS Post 1776, Logan VFW Post 6854, Hocking County Vietnam Veterans Association, Ohio 8th District Sons of American Legion.
The District is proud to display two brand new 15' x 25' nylon US flags -one will fly on the new 70’ flagpole at Chieftain Stadium, the other will hang inside The Chieftain Center. These $400 flags were generously sponsored by Citizens Bank/Merchants Bank and by Century National Bank.
The Memorial Day ceremony couples nicely with the efforts put forth by Lisa Van Horn and Kristen Stimmel to establish the District’s Purple Star Designation, which recognizes schools who are committed to students and families connected to our military. Shaw passionately concluded by encouraging the community to attend and stating, “Let there be no doubt that the District honors and reveres our flag, our country, and the men and women who have fought, died and supported it. May we always uphold and instill these values.”
As a way to honor those who have defended and served our country, bricks may be purchased to be added to the District’s Veterans Wall, which is located next to the US Flag Pole at Chieftain Stadium. This is a unique way to give a lasting gift, memorialize past service, or honor a special someone, all while enhancing the facility. 4”x8” bricks are available for $50, or 8”x8” bricks for $100.
Brick Close Up Photo
Brick Order Forms
Brick Order Payroll Deduction
Memorial Day Press Release
Questions may be directed to the Board Office at 740.385.8517.
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