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Celebrate holiday weekend with Memorial Day parade

Celebrate holiday weekend with Memorial Day parade

The national holiday is this coming Monday, and events around our area start Saturday and run through the long weekend.

A Memorial Day Weekend Service of Remembrance is scheduled for 1 p.m. on the steps of the Fairmount Community Mausoleum at Fairmount Cemetery.

The following is a list of events across the region.

Hill City services will be at 10 Hill Lake; 10:45 Macville; and 11:30 at the Memorial Park.

Jake was lead soloist for the Pride of the Huskies Marching Band's record setting State Marching Band Competition performance & their subsequent invitation to play at the State Football finals. The scouts have collected more than 600 flags and the public is invited to bring their own flags and participate in the ceremony. In the event of rain, the ceremony will be held in the City Hall auditorium. The church sits along the parade route. Services will be broadcast live on WBLF AM Radio.

Here's your obligatory reminder that Memorial Day is not about summer, vacations, grilling or an extra day off work.

There, a parade of some 10,000, including black Union infantry units, marched to a local horse track that had been converted to a prison for Union soldiers. If there is rain, Mass will be held in the Peace Chapel at the cemetery.

Minneapolis: 10:30 a.m. Monday at Lakewood Cemetery, Hennepin Avenue South and 36th Street.

The Wadena Legion Post 631 will conduct a Memorial Day service Monday May 28, 2018 at 10:30 AM at the All Veterans Memorial by the Legion Hall.

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The Fort Smith cemetery will hold its Memorial Day celebration at 2 p.m. on Sunday (May 27). Guest speaker will be Kirk C. Heberlig, Lieutenant Colonel, U.S. Army, retired. Individuals are encouraged to bring lawn chairs. At 8:30 a.m. service will be held at the north bridge to honor our Navy veterans.

The joint American Legion, Veterans of Foreign Wars and Marine Corps League Honor Guard will provide full military honors to veterans buried in each local cemetery.

Morning services will begin at 10:30 a.m. Alton. The parade will begin at Alton Middle School, 2200 College Ave., Alton.

Celebrate holiday weekend with Memorial Day parade
Celebrate holiday weekend with Memorial Day parade

8 a.m. Saturday, May 26. The official commemoration ceremony will be held immediately afterwards at Veterans Park. The event will conclude with Col. Tom Motel playing Taps.

The public is welcome to attend any of the ceremonies.

The flags will remain on display until Tuesday evening. These are the fourth and fifth stones installed and dedicated by the groups since last Memorial Day.

In addition, a brochure listing all the names will be available for the sponsors, in the park's gazebo.

Mason Memorial Day Parade, begins at Bond Park at 9 a.m. The speeches, ceremony, food and band will be moved inside the fire hall.

11 a.m. Monday outside American Legion Post 1776, 14521 Granada Drive. The parade kicks off at 9:30 a.m. from Highpoint and Hudson avenues and will arrive at the Soldier & Sailor Monument on Boulevard East at 11 a.m.

Wreath-laying Ceremony, 3 front of the East Lansing Hannah Community Center, 819 Abbot Road.

Grand Ledge Memorial Day Parade, 11 a.m. Anyone wishing to be a part of the parade is welcome. The procession will turn right onto Main Street and proceed forward until it reaches the Franklin D. Roosevelt Veterans Park. The national anthem will be sung by Susan and Dylan Phillips.

Color guards from both communities will hold gun salutes at local cemeteries, four in Waterloo and two in Marshall.

Questions may be addressed by calling 570-398-1207 or by calling or texting 570-971-5358.

Memorial Day is Monday, May 28, a time to remember those who gave the ultimate sacrifice to serve and protect this country.

Memorial Day is May 28 and towns and hamlets in Livingston County have ceremonies planned.

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