Event today for Military Moms of Texas
Military Moms of Texas (http://militarymomsoftexas.org/),helps organize a memorial service for Marine Corporal Tevan Nguyen, who died in combat in Afghanistan just after Christmas.
Although, there was a funeral service it was in Brownwood, TX. MMOT invites you to attend a local memorial this Saturday February 5, 2011 to Honor a Hero in his hometown of Hutto Texas.
CPL Tevan Nguyen’s immediate family resides in Hutto where he enjoyed playing football for his local high school. Please attend for our local Hero and help show his family we support you and were here for you long term in their community.
Highlights, Guest Speakers & Timeline:
?12-12:20: Arrival of Dignitaries & Speakers
?12:30: Arrival Of Communities/General Public
?12:30pm: Patriot Guard Riders, captained by Steven von Roeder, will accompany officers from the Williamson County Constable and escort relatives of CPL Nguyen
?1:00pm: Color Guard provided by Henderson High School Marine Corps JROTC Program with 1SG Ed Amadis
?National Anthem: Heather Chody
?Invocation: by Father Keith Koehl, St. Patrick’s Church
?Officiating: Felix Madrid ; Commander of Richard A. Oman American Legion Post 302
?Opening Words: David Begier, Mayor of Hutto
?Speaker: Coach Mickey Bushong, CPL Tevan’s coach & now Defensive Coordinator at McNeil High School
?Speaker: Ken Foehl, U.S.M.C., CPL Nguyen’s Best friend
?Speaker: Councilman Rufus Honeycutt USMC ,Vietnam Veteran
?Speaker: Lisa Birkman, Williamson County Commissioner, on behalf of MMOT & Williamson County
?Assisting Commissioner Birkman: Representative Larry Gonzales to help introduce MMOT’S Program For Families Of Local Fallen Heroes. MMOT’S Giving Tree Fallen Hero and “Hero Quilts” Program will be presented to the Nguyen family & CPL Nguyen is the 1st Hero/Family recipient of this program
The MMOT Presentation & Honor Program Is –
?Organizing Meals, Necessities, and Memorial Plans
? Presentation of “Hero Quilts” to CPL Nguyen’s family, infant son, and mother by Military Moms Founder Tracy LaPorte, as well as fellow MMOT officer Cindy Blankenship and Board Advisor Will Williamson, both US Army Veterans
?Presentation of certificate of honorary tree to be planted in CPL Nguyen’s honor at a Hutto park along w/ Williamson County & Commissioner Birkman assisting
?Speaker: Captain Christopher Buttry, USMC, speaking on behalf of State Senator Steve Ogden
?Speaker: John Carter, US Congressman
?Presentation: Gold Star Banner by Lt. Cindy Blankenship, Army, v.
?Benediction & Taps
?Closing Remarks led by: Felix Madrid
CPL Tevan Nguyen’s Memorial is open to the public and we invite you to attend with a reception to follow. Refreshments provided by 620 Café & Bakery , Costco, VFW Post 8587, American Legion Post 302 Women’s Auxiliary, Military Moms Of Texas, The Marine Corp League Auxiliaries, Commissioner Lisa Birkman, Providence Funeral Home, City Of Hutto, and Donna Harrell with Veteran’s Services.
There will be a slideshow of CPL Nguyen’s honorable service and family memories with a display prese