Memorial Day services to pay tribute to veterans who have died

Friday, 25 May, 2018

On Saturday morning, May 26, volunteers are needed at the Boulder City Cemetery and Southern Nevada Veterans Memorial Cemetery to help place American flags at veterans' graves. Rose. A Cemetery Walk will take place at 1 p.m.at St.

5 p.m., Memorial Day services will be held at Mt. Tabor Church, 1295 Gablers Road, Gardners, with music by Apple Core Band preceding the parade, which steps off at 6 p.m. Music by Upper Adams Elementary School Band, and special speaker Army Lt. Col. Frederick Toti of Carlisle Barracks. The Orion Community Band will perform, and there will be a speaker from the Rock Island Arsenal. The oldest person on the list was a veteran of the War of 1812. The featured speaker will be Dean Borg, retired Iowa Public Television host. The choir will sing Mansions of the Lord and Battle Hymn of the Republic.

The American Legion Edward Arthur Rafferty Post No. 632 of Grampian will conduct military honor services on Monday, May 28, at local cemeteries and the Grampian Honor Roll. The BKHS band will play America the lovely. Bill Hensley will close the event with prayer. There will be an honor guard, the Pledge of Allegiance, songs, speeches, a roll call of Scott County veterans, and a 21-gun salute. Following the ceremonies in Gibson City, the Legion will travel to Elliott Cemetery for memorial services there, likely to begin around 11:30 or 11:45 a.m.

Another Memorial Day ceremony will be held at noon Wednesday, May 30, at the Montana Veterans Cemetery located at Fort Harrison. The parade's marshal is John Fazekas, a World War II veteran and longtime Hackettstown resident. Three lawyers who practiced on the South Fork, William A. Lockwood, Harry G. Stephens, and Major J.V. Bouvier, gave "stirring addresses", according to The Star. Special music will be provided by Christine Foutz. The invocation and benediction will be given by Morgan Tue. Immediately after the service, additional services will be held by the post at Calvary Catholic Cemetery and Brenton Cemetery in rural Piper City.

Jersey Shore Veterans Council Inc. will hold a lost-at-sea service at 6 a.m. Monday at the Route 44 bridge.

Memorial Day Celebrations

10 a.m.:A Memorial Day parade hosted by the Combined Veterans of Riverhead begins at the corner of Pulaski Street and Osborn Avenue. "Taps" will also be played, and a "salute to the dead" will be held. Offertory collection will go toward cemetery maintenance. Lunch will be served at the post following the service and the flag retirement ceremony.

Each year, around Memorial Day, dozens of white crosses and a Jewish star are placed in front of the Leominster Veterans' Memorial Center on West Street.

In Parkersburg, the Spring Grove Cemetery Association will hold its Memorial Day program at 5:30 p.m. Saturday at Zion Baptist Church at Eighth and Clay streets in Parkersburg. Keynote speaker is Deacon Nancy Gable of Gettysburg. The Neal E. Fonger Post 179 American Legion has opted for a single service ceremony at the Grandville Cemetery at 2 p.m. on Sunday, May 27.

The American Legion Musconetcong Post 278 will conduct a Memorial Day Parade at 1 p.m. The invocation and the benediction will be provided by the Rev. Robert Bruinooge. Speaker will be David Basener. The POW/MIA flag will fly beneath the American flag "as a reminder of our country's commitment to the memory of the thousands of military service personnel still missing, and the flickers of doubt and uncertainty left in the minds of their families by their unknown fate", according to Legionnaire Dennis Webster. Ely Presbyterian and St. John Lutheran choirs will join to perform the national anthem and other musical selections. Guests attending are asked to bring a lawn chair or folding chair as seating is limited. In the case of inclement weather, services will be held in Oval United Methodist Church.