VFW Post 3208 to Host Memorial Day Ceremony, MacGillivray Featured Speaker

Posted 5/24/12 - VFW Post 3208 will host a Memorial Day ceremony at Pioneer Cemetery on Monday, May 28th at 11am.  Featured speaker will be former Mayor MaryAnn MacGillivray, who has spoken at this ceremony on multiple occasions.  Following the ceremony there will be sandwiches and refreshments served.  Click below to view video of the entire ceremony from 2011, including speeches by MacGillivray and then Mayor John Buchanan.

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  1. Bill Coburn says:

    I don’t know that I can agree with you on that. While I will give you that she occasionally injects her opinion into her talks, I think that people you agree with might just do the same, it’s just not a problem for you because you agree with them.

    I will say this…If you watch the video of last year’s ceremony, she honored several of the VFW veterans that were there, giving a brief story about each of their service, time served, branch of service and what they’d done. I was grateful that she did. Certainly a speech that honored veterans, even if there may have also been a brief step into political commentary.

    If you are asked to give a speech, I hope you will take the opportunity to honor our veterans. But viewing last year’s speech, I can’t agree that she made a “right-wing political commercial instead of a speech honoring our veterans”. Hopefully, and I fully expect this to be the case, she will again honor our veterans this year.

  2. anonymous says:

    Too bad MacGillivary will turn this into a right-wing political commercial instead of a speech honoring Veterans.
    She us unable to speak without injecting her views.
    Her pompous ego is what got her tossed out of office and now she will sour this time-honored event with that same behavior again.