Orange County held a very special Memorial Day Service at the Orange County War Memorial in front of the Courthouse in Orlando this morning at 10:00 a.m. This Ceremony remembered all who paid the ultimate price for our freedom, especially honoring local heroes Second LT Michael McGahan and Corporal Patrick Deans who were killed in action, whose names were unveiled by Mayor Teresa Jacobs and COL Tom Walters (Ret.) on the Memorial Wall.
Engraved names of local heroes: Michael McGahan and Patrick Deans
on Memorial Wall
Responders of all disciplines attended the Event
WWII War hero, Bill Coleman
and his grandson currently serving in Afghanistan, home on leave
Young Orlando Devil Dog Marine
Guest Speaker - Command Sergeant Major Frank Grippe
Many a tear was shed at this Ceremony, even by Mayor Teresa Jacobs, who knew Michael McGahan personally. Also honored at this Ceremony was Medal of Honor recipient, Army Staff Sergeant Robert Miller. This Event was sponsored by the Orange County Mayor's Veterans Advisory Council. "We will never forget!"