Thursday, 18 October, 2018

Memorial Day services remember the fallen

Flags at grave sites American flags on the grave sites of military veterans buried at Allouez Catholic Cemetery
Andrew Cummings | 25 May, 2018, 20:18

In Farwell the USA Figure 8 Derby will be held at their fairgrounds on Saturday, May 26 at 7:30 p.m.

For more information, call the Havelock Tourist and Event Center at 444-4348.

Operation Flags for Vets: Volunteers sought to place flags on approximately 77,000 gravesites at Massachusetts National Cemetery.

In keeping with its longstanding tradition of designating a local veteran as Honorary Grand Marshal of the Memorial Day Parade, the Lockport Parade Committee has selected Evertt Fitchlee as this year's honoree. Civilians, veterans and military members are invited to challenge themselves in friendly competition while helping feed homeless veterans. A number of events are planned around Kewaunee County for that goal.

Events around Carroll this weekend will honor members of the military who have lost their lives in service. The parade will not re-form, but streets will remain blocked to allow safe foot traffic back to the library.

Ensorcellment, a Sunday at the Circle celebration of performing arts, with authors David Corrado, Gerry Stankiewicz and Robert Anderson reading excerpts from their graphic novels, 3 p.m. Donations to the Fairmount Heritage Foundation are welcomed. The VFW will hold a service beginning at noon at the VFW Post 1275, 124 E. Elm St., Lima where wreaths will be laid in honor of our fallen veterans.

Greenleaf Memorial Park, 900 River Road, New Bern, is flying the Honor and Remember Flag through Memorial Day.

The 74th annual Memorial Day ceremonies to honor those who died in defending the nation during its times of war will be held on Monday, May 29 starting at 10 a.m.in Veterans Park.

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After the ceremony there will be a gathering at the Amvets on Primrose Street for parade participants. Past events have included guest speakers, local dignitaries, certificate presentations, vocal performances and taps. Memorial Day parade with 10:30 a.m. memorial service to be held at Sugar Ridge Cemetery.

Forty-five American flags, 13 state flags and five service flags will be placed around the cemetery Saturday, Sunday and Monday mornings and taken down in the afternoons. The event is free and open to all. Minyan, Mourner's Kaddish. Includes commemoration of veterans buried at the Russian Brotherhood, Sons of Abraham and West Side Hebrew cemeteries.

Monday - The American Legion Essman-Schroeder Post No. 20 of Waterford announces these Memorial Day services: North Cape Cemetery, 8 a.m.; Norway Cemetery, 8:20 a.m.; St. Peter Cemetery, 8:40 a.m.; Waterford bridge ceremony, 9:30 a.m.; St. Thomas Aquinas Cemetery, 9:45 a.m.; Oakwood Cemetery, 10:15 a.m.; Caldwell Cemetery, 10:30 a.m.; Honey Creek bridge ceremony, 11 a.m.; Honey Creek Cemetery, 11:10 a.m.; Rochester Cemetery, 11:30 a.m.; English Settlement Cemetery, 12:40 p.m.; Rosewood Cemetery, 12:55 p.m.; Rochester Parade, 1:30 p.m.; and Rochester Park program, 2 p.m.

Kinston's VFW Annual Memorial Day ceremonies will begin Saturday at 8 a.m.in front of the Lenoir County Courthouse. The ceremony will include presenting the old flag to a representative of the City of Blackfoot.

In Sandwich, services begin at 11 a.m.at Veterans Park Gazebo in downtown Sandwich, 11 a.m., services will follow at Oak Ridge Cemetery, St. Paul's Cemetery, Pratt Cemetery and Pine Mound Cemetery.

The parade will form at 9:30 a.m.at American Legion Post 122, 200 Broadway. Sacred Heart Cemetery, Route 30; 10 a.m. Lozinsky and Szabo. Following Mass will be a Memorial Day service at Dr. Ercel Webb Park/Lafayette Park, followed by a luncheon for all members, family, and friends, at the Broadway Diner, at 1075 Broadway, in Bayonne.

Pendleton Veterans Association, 6570 Campbell Boulevard, will host a solemn wreath laying ceremony at 11 a.m. Monday at the town hall, 6570 Campbell Boulevard. There will be a closing ceremony after the parade at The Park, located at the intersection of Bartlet and Chestnut streets.

The ceremony will begin with the Pledge of Allegiance led by attending children, who will then be entered for a chance to win one of two bicycles donated by Palmer Hardware.

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