Opening Ceremony for Department Convention

The memory of the just is blessed.

The 99th Annual Convention opened their joint ceremony on Thursday, July 13, 2017 at 7:30pm at the Harrisburg Hilton.  Department Commander Carl Olshefskie called to order the American Legion Family.  Presentation of Colors was preformed by Post 272 Honor Guard.  PA State Police Sergeant Rahn Richards sang a beautiful National Anthem.  The Religious Emphasis Committee including Department Chaplain Reverend Richard Denison did the invocation.  The reading of the Old and New Testament was Rev Gregory Moore and Rev Grover DeVault.  Past Department Chaplain Rev John Trout introduced our Guest Speaker Chaplain LTC (Ret.) Robert Nissly.  The 5th District Degree Team preformed the Post Everlasting Ceremony.  The leadership of the American Legion Family: Carl Olshefskie, Esther Geter, Tom Ross and Joseph Wysochanski placed the Memorial Wreath.