Events around Carroll County set to honor Memorial Day

Events around Carroll County set to honor Memorial Day

Events around Carroll County set to honor Memorial Day

Wreaths will be laid at the Grand Army of the Republic memorial, the names of of deceased veterans buried at the cemetery will be read, a rifle salute will be conducted and of Taps will played.

On Monday, a pancake breakfast will be served from 8 a.m.to 12:30 p.m. More than a thousand flags will be placed on veterans' graves. Anyone wishing to assist is welcome to participate.

There will be multiple opportunities for people to pay their respects to fallen soldiers this Memorial Day, with two local organizations hosting events at Juneau cemeteries. The guest speaker will be Staff Sargent Corinne Hogg, United States Marine Corp from 1987 to 1997. The public is invited to attend. Seating will be available under tents, but families are welcome to bring their own lawn chairs. The American Legion and Veterans of Foreign Wars will be joined by city, county and state officials, including State Sen. At each location, there is a brief memorial service at the graves of departed comrades.

Whitehurst-Ware American Legion Post 539 in New Bern has its annual poppy distribution Saturday and Sunday.

10 a.m. - American Legion Post 628, Dieterich, will have a Memorial Day ceremony at the Dieterich Veterans Memorial in Liberty Park. Music will be provided by the Belle City Brassworks.

Jamestown will host its Memorial Day services 10:30 a.m. Monday, May 28 at the old cemetery on the edge of town.

The Madison Heights Memorial Day Parade will return at around 10 a.m. Twin Valley Memorial Park; 11:15 a.m. parade in Export; noon Grandview Cemetery: 12:45 p.m. Honor Roll at the White Valley AMVETS.

The day includes morning memorial services at local cemeteries including Forest Hill and Holy Cross, a service at the GAR monument, the Michael Geary Bridge and at the VFW Post Home. The parade moves down Main Street to Veterans Memorial Park for a service. The 30-minute service will include scripture readings, patriotic hymns accompanied by organist Arthur Preuss and a brief sermon.

At 10:00 a.m., the Aurora Legion and Auxiliary will honor all veterans who have served our country.

According to Wikipedia, Memorial Day was held on May 30 from 1868 until 1970. There will be a 7 a.m. service at West Parish Cemetery; 7:30 a.m. service at St. Augustine's Cemetery; and an 8 a.m. service at Spring Grove Cemetery.

(Ginger Pinson / Pioneer Press)Bayport: American Legion parade beginning at 8:30 a.m. Monday at Minnesota 95 and Central Avenue and proceeding north on Minnesota 95, west on Seventh Avenue, south on Fifth Street and west on Fifth Avenue to Hazelwood Cemetery. The ceremony will conclude with a lowering of the wreath into the Fox River in memory of those fallen. Master of Ceremonies will be Brownstown Village President Virginia Wilber.

An All Veterans Gala will be held at 5-11 p.m. Saturday, May 26, at the Fort Collins Marriott, 350 E. Horsetooth Road, Fort Collins.

A second ceremony will follow beginning at 11 a.m.at Fairfield Cemetery, 720 Clover St., in which Wright-Patterson Air Force Base 88th Communications Group commander Col. Lori Winn will speak. The "avenue of flags" will be posted at the entrance of the park.

10 a.m. - Neoga American Legion Votaw-Swank Post 458 will host a ceremony at Beals Cemetery, located 1 mile east and 1/4 mile north of Trilla, to honor Corporal Raymond L. Williams, a 1968 Neoga High School graduate, who was killed in action in South Vietnam on April 9, 1970. The events are hosted by the nonprofit Readsboro Hometown Redevelopment.

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