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MeMorial Day
Heritage Center 2019 Program
Program begins at 9:45, May 27th, 2019

The Bismarck Veterans Service organizations will hold their annual Memorial Day observance on Monday,
May 27th at 9:45 a.m. in the Russell Reid Auditorium of the North Dakota Heritage Center on the capitol
grounds. The American Legion Loyd Spetz Post No. 1 will organize the ceremony. The master of ceremonies
will be Janette Fetch, Post No. 1 Commander. The speaker will be Command Chief Master Sergeant Mamie
Havelka, United States Air Force Reserve (Retired).

Command Chief

Chief Master Sergeant Mamie Havelka served in the United States Air Force from 1978 to 2011.
Master Sergeant
Chief Master Sergeant Mamie Havelka’s career was in the Air Force Judge Advocate General Corps. Her final assignment prior to her retirement
Marnie Havelka
was as the Individual Mobilization Augmentee Command Paralegal Manager, Office of the Staff Judge Advocate, Headquarters Pacific Air Force, United States Air Force
Reserve (Retired)
joint base Pearl Harbor Hickam, Hawaii. Chief Havelka was also Command Paralegal at Headquarters Air Combat Command, Langley AFB, Virginia,
Headquarters Air Force Space Command, Peterson AFB, Colorado and a lead instructor at Dickinson Law Center, Maxwell AFB, Alabama for 18 years.
The Meritorious Service Medal retirement citation given to Chief Havelka cited her “exemplary leadership and devotion to duty resulted in major contributions to the success
of The Judge Advocate General’s (TJAG) Corps, as one of the most sought after and respected Senior Enlisted leaders in the JAG Corps. Chief Havelka accepted and conquered
every challenge given to her – from building and establishing an accredited Paralegal Course as well as a web-based Major Command Training and Cross-Feed calendar to
authoring the acclaimed JAG Corps Civil Law and Military Justice Deskbooks. Chief Havelka instructed thousands of paralegals and attorneys, Air Force, Army, Navy, Marines
and Coast Guard, at a variety of JAG Corps Functions and classroom settings. The accomplishments of Chief Havelka culminate a long and distinguished career in the service
of her country and reflect great credit upon herself and the United States Air Force.”
Her awards include Air Force Meritorious Service Medal with three Oak Leaf Clusters, Air Force Commendation Medal, Air Force Achievement Medal with three Oak Leaf Clusters,
Air Force Outstanding Unit Award with two Oak Leaf Clusters, Air Force Organizational Excellence Award, Air Force Good Conduct Medal with one Oak Leaf Cluster, Air Reserve
Meritorious Service Medal with one Silver/three Oak Leaf Clusters, National Defense Service Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Armed Forces Reserve Medal.
The ceremony will start at 9:45 a.m. and will adjourn by 11:00 a.m. The American Legion Auxiliary will provide coffee and cookies.
VFW Post 1326 Honor Guard Schedule of Cemetery Visits

7:45 a.m. - Sterling
8:15 a.m. - Menoken
8:35 a.m. - Glencoe
9:30 a.m. - Heritage Center
12:00 noon - State Veterans Cemetery

AMVETS Post 9 Honor Guard Schedule of Cemetery Visits

8:00 a.m. - Liberty Memorial Bridge
8:30 a.m. - Sunset Cemetery
9:00 a.m. - Fairview Cemetery
9:45 a.m. - Heritage Center
12:00 noon - State Veterans Cemetery

DAV Adam Klein Chapter 3 Honor Guard Schedule of
Cemetery Visits

8:00 a.m. - Liberty Memorial Bridge
9:00 a.m. - Sunset Memorial Gardens
9:20 a.m. - St. Mary’s Cemetery
9:45 a.m. - Heritage Center


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