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Andrew Jackson Higgins
(1886 - 1952)
Born in Columbus, Nebraska

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"The Price of Freedom is Never Free"

Dedication of the Columbus Freedom Project
Andrew Jackson Higgins National Memorial
10:00 a.m. Saturday, August 16, 2003

Pre-Ceremony Entertainment
       
Welcome
 K.C. Belitz, President, Chamber of Commerce

Presentation of Colors
 America Legion Hartman Post #84

National Anthem
 Nick Sieler, soloist

Aerial Pass and Review
 Nebraska Aviators

 Invocation
 Pastor Nancy Pebbles, St. Lukes United Church of Christ

Introduction of Dignitaries
K.C. Belitz

Speakers
 Major General Jack Ramey, Retired
Ms. Gayle Higgins Jones, Granddaughter of Andrew Jackson Higgins

Musical Selections
 New World Singers, Columbus High School, Fred Ritter, Director

Reading of Letters
K.C. Belitz

Unveiling of the Andrew Jackson Higgins Statue
Laying of the Wreath
Family of Andrew Jackson Higgins
Fred Hoppe, Artist, Malcolm, NE
Steve Stevens, Becton-Dickson

Artist Remarks

Dedication of the Freedom Memorial
"March of Americans"
K.C. Belitz, Narrator

The Andrew Jackson Higgins Memorial Committee invites workers representing all occupations to participate in the dedication of the Freedom Project on Saturday, August 16, 2003 at 10:00 a.m.. Please attend in your work attire and participate in the "March of Americans" by laying 3000 red, white and blue carnations at the foot of the structure. The "March of Americans" will honor the 3000 lives lost during the terrorist attack. Please pass the word onto your friends inviting them to participate in this dedication to freedom.

Closing Remarks
Gerald "Jerry" Meyer

Benediction
Pastor Paul Rowoldt

Retire the Colors
America Legion Hartman Post #84

Taps
Jon Sharman & Nathan Wilke

Conclusion of the Ceremony

The Andrew Jackson Higgins Memorial Committee would like to say "thank you" to everyone who has been a part of the building of this memorial.


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