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  Juneteenth African American Heritage Celebration - 2012

Dedication Ceremony of the United States Colored Troops (USCT) Civil War Memorial Monument

&
9th Annual St. Mary's County, Maryland
Juneteenth African American Heritage Celebration

June 16, 2012
Freedom Park
1744 S. Coral Place
Lexington Park, MD 20653

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  WYLE HELPS REMEMBER MARYLAND HISTORY - One of our corporate sponsors, Wyle, had a really nice 2012 Juneteenth article in their recent newsletter.

Program for the
Dedication Ceremony of the United States Colored Troops (USCT) Civil War Memorial Monument

10 am
John G. Lancaster Park
21550 Willows Road
Lexington Park, MD 20653

Highlights of the Day:
(Bring Your Lawn Chairs)

9:30 am - Musical Prelude

10:00 am
Unveiling of the
United States Colored Troops
Civil War Memorial Monument

Congratulatory Remarks:
 
§ Mrs. Agnes Callum, Historian and Genealogist for Civil War USCT
 
§ Former County Commissioner, Daniel Raley, St. Mary’s County
 
§ Captain Benjamin Schevchuk, Executive Officer,
       Naval Air Station Patuxent River
 
§ Commissioner Jack Russell, St. Mary’s County Commissioner, President
 
§ Sue Kullen, Representing Senator Ben Cardin, US Senator Maryland
 
§ Senator Roy Dyson, Representing the Southern Maryland Delegation

Guest Speaker: The Honorable Steny H. Hoyer
Congressman Maryland’s 5th Congressional District

Dedication Ceremony -
 
§ James H. Harris Camp #38, Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War

Roll Call of Union Veterans from St. Mary’s County
Laying of the Wreath
Gun Salute & Taps, SUVCW

Schedule of Events
2012 Juneteenth
Mistress of Ceremony: Ms. Regina Bowman-Goldring

12 pm - 8 pm
Freedom Park
1744 S. Coral Place
Lexington Park, MD 20653

12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
     Welcome by Juneteenth Chair. Mike Brown
     St. Mary’s County Sheriff Department Color Guard

     Invocation: Reverend Henry Briscoe
     Pledge of Allegiance: All
     National Anthem Sung by: Ms. Adrianne Mathis
     Recognition of sponsors by: Mike Brown and President Nathaniel Scroggins
     Welcoming Remarks by: Ret. Army Col. Greg Riley
     Reflection on Juneteenth Celebration
     Recognition and Acknowledgements of Guests: Dr. Janice Walthour
     Pioneers of History: Deacons James and John Somerville
     Citizens of the year: Steve Hawkins and Dr. Francine Hawkins
     Gregg Riley: Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. speech “Reminds me of times past”
     Benediction: Rev. Irvin Beverly Bethesda UMC
     Musical selection: Lift Every Voice and Sing

          Southern MD Community Gospel Choir
          St. Peter Claver Choir
          Park Hall True Holiness Praise Team

3:00 pm - Soul in Motion African Dancers
4:00 pm - The Queens Chapel Male Chorus
5:00 pm - Soulful Journey Band
7:00 pm - BRENCORE All Stars featuring:“Shang”

Inside Theatre Activities

1 pm - Zumba dancing: Leslie Corbin
3 pm - No Puff Daddy
4 pm  - Super Magic Man: Reggie Rice

2012 Juneteenth Committee

Elmer Brown
Linda Thomas
Beverly Fenwick
Janet Halton
Sandra Johnson
Annette Scriber
Nathaniel Scroggins
Lolita Tyler
Janice Walthour
Johnie Brown
Alma Jordon
Dorothy Waters

JUNETEENTH 2012 SPONSORS
Juneteenth 2012 has received pledges from the groups and corporations listed below:

Platinum Sponsors

Unified Committee for Afro-American Contributions St Mary's County Government St. Mary's County Arts Council

Gold Sponsors

MedStar St. Mary's Hospital Southern Maryland Electric Cooperative - SMECO Wyle Corporation

Silver Sponsors

Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority - Nu Zeta Omega Chapter Jolly Gents Sportsman's Clulb College of Southern Maryland

Bronze Sponsors

Southern Maryland Higher Education Center Compliance Corporation

Mary Somerville - Unified Committee for Afro-American Contributions  

Unified Committee for Afro-American Contributions • PO Box 1457 • Lexington Park, MD 20653 • info@AfricanAmericanContributions.com

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