Remembering the vets on Memorial Day

Cemeteries Asking For Volunteers To Set Out Flags For Memorial Day

Cemeteries Asking For Volunteers To Set Out Flags For Memorial Day

Memorial Day Ceremony will be held at the Watson Cemetery in conjunction with the 34th Annual Watson Homecoming celebration. The objective of this event is to remember and honor the sacrifice and commitment to freedom of fallen venters by placing small American Flags on each grave site.

"Gathering to Honor Hometown Heroes", 2-3 p.m.; Historical Society will lead visitors to graves of more than two dozen veterans, from as far back as the Revolutionary War, at Howes Family Ancient Cemetery, 48 Bramble Lane.

The following City of Wichita facilities and operations will be closed in observance of Memorial Day: City Hall, Neighborhood Resource Centers, Wichita Public Library locations, Park & Recreation Centers, Great Plains Nature Center, Old Cowtown Museum, Mid-America All-Indian Center, Century II administrative offices, Wichita TIX administrative offices, Transit administrative offices, CityArts, Wichita Art Museum, Animal Shelter, Brooks Landfill, WATER Center and Environmental Health. 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 parade will proceed to the Vermont Veterans' Home, where ceremonies will be held.

The service begins at 9 a.m. and is open to all.

Memorial Day, providing a time to reflect on the ultimate sacrifice made by those who died in service to the United States, has a special place in the military-rich tradition of Northwest Florida.

At 11:30 a.m. Monday, people in Twain Harte are hosting their annual Memorial Day Parade, from Eproson Park to the flagpole at Joaquin Gully Road and Meadow Lane, followed by a dedication of the American flag. Free and open to public; space limited.

More than 1.1 million military veterans have been killed in USA wars, according to estimates from the Department of Defense and the Department of Veterans Affairs. Here are some of the major events planned around the county for the weekend.

"He has been an wonderful supporter of local veteran organizations and has bettered the community in so many ways". Past events have included guest speakers, local dignitaries, certificate presentations, vocal performances and taps.

The Grand Rapids Memorial Day parade will be on Wednesday, May 30 at 7 p.m. Gen. Kent Hillhouse, who served as the Deputy G-1 on the Army staff at the Pentagon from 1996 - 2001 prior to his retirement from active duty.

Hastings: 9 a.m. Monday flag-raising at Minnesota Veterans Home, 1200 E. 18th St., followed by 10 a.m. ceremony at Roadside Park.


Memorial Day is considered the unofficial start of summer. There also will be a flyover.

Maplewood: 11 a.m. Monday at Forest Lawn Memorial Park, 1800 Edgerton St.

Sunday - American Legion Bixby-Hansen Post No. 171 of Union Grove will hold its annual pilgrimage to local cemeteries by the Honor Guard. Features a foot race and one-mile dog walk course/ The dog walk begins at 8:15 and the race at 9 a.m.

¯ Dunkirk will hold its Memorial Day festivities Monday, beginning at 10 a.m.

At 7 p.m. Sunday, May 27, the National Park Service will host the Navy Band Northwest Brass Quintet performing to honor veterans at the Beaver Meadows Visitor Center at Rocky Mountain National Park, on USA 36 just west of Estes Park. Parade will stop to place wreaths on several veterans memorials.

10 a.m. - Greenville County and the Greenville Joint Veterans Council will host a Memorial Day ceremony titled "Tribute to Our Fallen Comrade" In front of the Veterans Memorial Monument at County Square.

Greensburg: State Rep. Eric Nelson, a former Marine Corps infantryman, will be the guest speaker beginning at 11 a.m.at the Veteran of Foreign Wars Post 33's Memorial Day ceremony at Westmoreland County Memorial Park in Hempfield Township.

Dennis: town of Dennis Memorial Day observance, 10 a.m.at Merrill Park, 100 Route 28, West Dennis.

Host organization for Memorial Day 2018 services is Effingham American Legion Post 120 and Auxiliary. POW ceremony by Civil Air Patrol, music by the Scott Highlands Middle School Band.

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