Veterans Remembered With Field of Flags in Cameron
- Author: Hannah Rogers May 28, 2017,
May 28, 2017, 2:54
Bellwood - 3 p.m. Sunday at Pleasant View Cemetery. The third graders will present the program, titled "We Are Americans". La Crosse County Veterans Service Officer Adam Flood will be the keynote speaker.
Shedd Cemetery Association annual meeting and grounds cleanup, 9 a.m., cemetery, 30282 Driver Road.
The recently completed wall of honor will be on display at the nearby Veterans Memorial Park on Montgomery Street.
Speaker will be Bill Manire, a retired United States Air Force officer and businessman. Bob Bernd will emcee, and Chad Young will help provide patriotic music.
For the first time in more than two decades, Ada's Rosedale Cemetery will host a Memorial Day tribute this year. Donated veteran flags will be displayed throughout the cemetery as an Avenue of Flags.
American Legion Post 44 in Worland will be commemorating Memorial Day with observances at the Riverview Memorial Gardens Cemetery and Ten Sleep Cemetery this Saturday, with a brunch at the American Legion hall in between ceremonies.
All veterans and families are invited to a luncheon following the services at VFW Post 1067. Troop 50 and Cub Scout Pack 40 will assist in the program.
At 10 a.m. CT the Wallace American Legion Post 213 will hold their service at the cemetery south of Wallace. Non-veterans also can get breakfast for $5 per plate.
Fort Snelling: 10 a.m., program at intersection of Peck Avenue and Mallon Road at Fort Snelling National Cemetery.
Beardstown VFW Post 1239 will hold a ceremony at 11 a.m. Monday at Art Zeeck Park in downtown Beardstown. Mayor Kristie Melendez, Colorado Rep. Perry Buck, R-Windsor, and Maria Secrest, a representative for U.S. Sen.
Lunch for veterans and their families will be served after the ceremonies at the Legion.
The route will take the parade past the cemeteries on Main Street where about 1,300 American flags were recently placed at the tombs of military veterans. The event is hosted by American Legion Post 107 and VFW Post 5501. The Knights of Columbus will also have a part in the service this year.
The gates of the cemetery will be closed during the service as a safety precaution to prevent vehicles from entering.
The public is encouraged to participate in community events that honor fallen service members.