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History of the Falls Run Wall of Honor and Veterans Day Observances

 

 A list of our Falls Run Wall of Honor Members can be accessed by clicking this link.

 

If you are a veteran and would like to be included on our Wall of Honor, click here to download the application form. Print the form, and bring the completed form to the Concierge.

 

 

Event

Speaker/ Personnel

Color Guard

Music

Extra Information of Event/Year

 

 

 

 

 

2004

Origin of Wall of Honor Committee

(WOH)

Scott Hysler, Activities Director

George Malhiot (donor)

Bob Gilbert (chair)

Bill Nosal

 

 

Originated wall plaques in Billiards Room to honor ALL FRCA home-owner veterans.

 

 

 

 

 

Veterans Day

11/11/2005

2:00 – 3:00 PM

Dennis Ouelette, Del Webb-Pulte Superintendent

MC: Bob Gilbert

Colonial Forge High School Army JROTC

Patriotic songs by Falls Run Singers

Over 200 attendees.

Initial plaque unveiled.

Loretta Selgelid organized food:  sheet cakes with service logos

 

 

 

 

 

Veterans Day

11/11/2006

2:00 – 4:00 PM

Colonel Joseph Molofsky, USMC – Commanding Officer, Security Battalion, Marine Corps Base Quantico

MC: George Malhiot

North Stafford High School Air Force JROTC

Falls Run Singers -

Service hymns and

“God Bless America”

POW/MIA Ceremony added.

Joan Ryan developed a rotating digital photo display of Falls Run Family members currently serving U.S. and allied armed forces.

270 names on plaques. Gold stars added by names of deceased.

Database updated.

 

 

 

 

 

Pancake Breakfast

11/3/2007

WOH committee members

 

 

First of successive semi-annual Saturday morning events held. Donations support WOH activities.

 

 

 

 

 

USO Variety Show

11/9/2007

11/10/2007

evenings

Falls Run Singers & Players

 

Jim Canty and Friends (Part of Fredericksburg Big Band)

 

 

Dress rehearsal on Friday

Show, dance contest and dance on Saturday

 

 

 

 

 

Veterans Day

11/11/2007

3:00 – 5:00 PM

CMSgt Michael Martin, USAF –

Maintenance Superintendent, Presidential Logistics Manager (Air Force One), Andrews Air Force Base, Washington, D.C.

MC: Bob Brown

Colonial Forge High School Army JROTC

Falls Run Singers – Service hymns and “Taps”

Guest soloist: Steve Dittmer – “What is America to Me”

Special reading: Dick Warren – “Star Spangled Banner”

Flag standards for services, POW/MIA and American flags were purchased/donated

Ann Jones, Activity Director supported WOH activities

 

 

 

 

 

Veterans Day

11/11/2008

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Craig W. Duehring, Assistant Secretary of the Air Force for Manpower and Reserve Affairs

MC: Bob Brown

North Stafford High School Air Force JROTC

Falls Run Singers

Food served: finger sandwiches, salads, beverages and cake.

 

 

 

 

 

Veterans Day

11/11/2009

11AM – 1:00 PM

CAPT Sheila Patterson, USN – Commander, Naval Surface Warfare Center, Dahlgren Division

MC: Bob Brown

Brooke Point High School Navy JROTC

Falls Run Singers

Recognition certificate presented for Falls Run military spouses (framed and on display)

 

 

 

 

 

Veterans Day

11/11/2010

11 AM – 1:00 PM

 

RADML Gregory Nosal, Associate Director, Assessments Division Staff of Naval Operations

MC: Bob Brown

Brooke Point High School Navy JROTC

Falls Run Singers

 

“Requiem for a Soldier

Cadet Honor Guard laid service hats on POW/MIA table.

Colonial Forge High School Drum Line played at entrance for arriving guests

Banner hung outside Center.

Red carpet walk way at entrance.

TV used to display names of deceased Falls Run veterans

 

 

 

 

 

Memorial Day Observance

2011

Tom & Maggie Worsdale

 

MC: Karl Kabza

 

“World War II, Words and Music”

Falls Run Singers

50/50 drawing - $1/ticket (Ann Jones donated I Could Never Be So Lucky Again, the autobiography of GEN James “Jimmy” Doolittle, autographed by four Doolittle Raiders)

Event charge: $5.00.

Cost: $400

Attendance = 150+

 

 

 

 

 

 

Veterans Day

11/11/2011

11 AM – 1:00 PM

CAPT Edward P. Nagle, USCG, Chief, Industrial Operations Division for Coast Guard Surface Forces Logistics Center, Norfolk

MC: Bob Brown

Stafford High School Navy JROTC

Falls run Singers

Colonial Forge High School Drum Line

Items from Bob Chapin (military caps, service flags) available for donations at event

Collected donations for Wreaths Across America.

 

 

 

 

 

Veterans Day

11/11/2012

11 AM – 1:00 PM

James A. Hawkins, Deputy Director of Strategic Logistics, Joint Chiefs of Staff (MAJ GEN, USAF Retired)

MC: Bob Brown

Brooke Point High School Navy JROTC

Falls Run Singers

“Tie a Yellow Ribbon” “Requiem for a Soldier”

Mountain View High School Madrigal Choir performed prior to ceremonial program

Bob Chapin signed copies of his poem “The Wall” on October 2 to kick off the 50th anniversary of the Vietnam War.

Donations accepted for Blue Star Mothers of America.

Bugle calls via loud speaker introduced.

 

 

 

 

 

Veterans Day

11/11/2013

11 AM – 1:00 PM

RADM Thomas W. Jones, USCG, Director of Operational Logistics, Norfolk

MC: Bob Brown

North Stafford High School Air Force JROTC

Falls Run Singers

“God Bless America”

“It’s a Grand Old Flag”

History of the song narrated by Bob Gilbert

Instituted a designated planning team for the event.

Mountain View High School Madrigal Choir performed.

 

 

 

 

 

Veterans Day

11/11/2014

11 AM – 1:00 PM

CAPT John L. Lowery, USN – Major Program Manager for AEGIS Ballistic Missile Defense Agency

MC: Bob Brown

Stafford High School Navy JROTC

Falls Run Singers

“Over There”

World War I remembrance.

Singers hummed while Bob Gilbert talked about music on home fronts and battlefields

 

 

 

 

 

Veterans Day

11/11/2015

11 AM – 1:00 PM

Recitation of WWII veterans’ stories

MC: Bob Brown

Colonial Forge High School Army JROTC

Falls Run Singers

“Praise the Lord and Pass the Ammunition”

Joan Frank, Connie Block & Bob Brown interviewed (then delivered) the stories of Bob Gilbert, George Malhiot, Fred Stalfort, Ed Boos and Dick Haas without mentioning names until the end.

WOH Founders added to service logo display sign

 

 

 

 

 

Veterans Day

11/11/2016

11 AM – 1:00 PM

LT GEN Ron Christmas, USMC (Ret) – former President and CEO of the Marine Corps Heritage Foundation, current Chair of Stafford Co. Armed Services Memorial Commission

Brooke Point High School Navy JROTC

Falls Run Singers

“Requiem for a Soldier”

Weather nice enough to spread outside to veranda to eat the sandwiches, salads, beverages and cake!

6 bases and 1 eagle finial purchased for flags

$1,000 donation to Stafford CO Armed Services Memorial (Patron level = plaque and tree)