Monday, February 6, 2012

A Very Special Patriots Day Observance

We recently received information from Lorraine Chapter, located in Butler, PA, about their upcoming Patriots observance. In an effort to get out the word, we thought we'd share it with all of you. Below is the information received from "Mom" Rauschenberger.

What:    Lorraine Chapter Patriot's Day Observance, All are welcome to attend
When:   Sunday, February 19th, 2012
Where:  Flight 93 National Memorial in Shanksville, PA 
Time:     Begin at 3pm with memorial service, followed by touring the memorial with dinner to follow
              at nearby restaurant, Ruby Tuesday located in Somerset, PA
Dress:    Suit and tie for men, street length dresses or pant suits for ladies.
Cost:      Free admission to the National Memorial; Dinner is at your own expense.
RSVP:    "Dad" or "Mom" Rauschenberger by Wednesday, February 15th
                at so we can make proper restaurant reservations.

The group will begin with prayer followed by a ceremony, written by Bro. Alex Rauschenberger, Deputy State Master Councilor, comparing the heroic actions of Jacques DeMolay with those of the passengers of United Flight 93 and how both saved hundreds or thousands of lives by sacrificing their own.  A wreath will be laid at the memorial in honor of the lives given in sacrifice.  

Following the 15-30 minute ceremony, there will be ample time to tour the National Memorial grounds before we head into Somerset to enjoy a dinner at Ruby Tuesday Restaurant located at 1019 North Center Avenue, Somerset, PA, (pay for your own meal).

The Butler group is planning on leaving at 1pm.  That should put them in Shanksville around 2:30.  Since they are not familiar with the memorial set up, it will give them plenty of time to talk to the park workers to see where they want them according to the park permit obtained for the event.   There will around 40 chairs available on a first come first serve basis - everyone will just need to gather close and the young men will need to project, especially if the weather is not good. Also available are three wheelchairs.

What a great way to observe an important day!

Frat! ~ "Dad" Seth Anthony

1 comment:

  1. I wish to thank the members of Lorraine Chapter for inviting all of us to this observance. I think it is an outstanding way to pay tribute on our Patriot's Day Observance. I congratulate each of you for having the vision to create this event and I wish you much success... and I will do my best be there.