- Members of the 3rd U.S. Infantry Regiment honored the country's fallen military heroes Thursday by placing hundreds of thousands of American flags at gravesites at Arlington National Cemetery. A second ceremony will be 2 p.m. Sunday at Ravenswood Cemetery. The event is scheduled to start at 11:30 a.m., but the VFW volunteers are not expected to begin the ceremony until around noon, depending on the timing of the many ceremonies they will conduct that morning. Patriotic music and taps will be provided by Minerva Community Band.
The public is invited to share thanks to veterans and sing some songs. In Flanders Field will be presented by Easton Smith.
Spanish-American war veterans, Daughters of the American Revolution, members of the American Legion and its auxiliary. The BKHS band will play America the lovely. Bill Hensley will close the event with prayer.
The Franklin American Legion Post 132 will host Memorial Day Parades and services Monday, May 28.
11 a.m.at Veterans Freedom Park at 200 W. Main St.in Harrison.
Monday, 9:30 a.m. - Memorial Day Service at the Grand Army of the Republic lot at Oakland Cemetery, 1000 Brown St., located at the flagpole near the Brown Street entrance. Verlyn Kaduce will serve as master of ceremonies and will read the names of the war dead. 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. During the services, state Rep. Tom Bennett of Gibson City will speak, and music will be performed by the Gibson City-Melvin-Sibley High School band and Steve Anderson, commander of the local Legion post.
Rev. Clell Lucas will bring the invocation and the benediction and the guest speaker is SFC (Ret.) Terry Barker.
Here's your obligatory reminder that Memorial Day is not about summer, vacations, grilling or an extra day off work. The group will then proceed to Center Grove Cemetery for a 8:45 service and then continue to Hope Cemetery for a 9:00 a.m. service.
- Our Lady of Assumption Catholic War Veterans post 1612 will hold its annual Memorial Day Mass on Monday at 8 a.m.at the Parish of St. John Paul II at 39 E. 22nd Street. Following the program, Taps will be played outside on the East side of the building. Afterward, members will go to Spring Hill Cemetery to pay tribute to Jewell Whyte, the post's namesake. Lunch will be served at the post following the service and the flag retirement ceremony. Veterans will assemble at the Leominster Veterans' Memorial Center at 7:15 a.m., with stops at 8 a.m.at Monument Square, 8:30 a.m.at St. Leo's Cemetery, 9 a.m.at St. Cecilia's Cemetery and 9:30 a.m.at Johnny Ro Park.
The city of Ashland will host a Memorial Day Program entitled "Salute to Veterans" at the Central Park Bandstand Monday from 2 to 5 p.m.
Then they learned that a home for ailing and indigent Civil War veterans was being built near Monte Vista and brought their aging father to Colorado.
Monday's services will be: at St. Lawrence Cemetery, Penfield, immediately after the 10 a.m.
11 a.m. - Parade, from the post office in the village to Amesbury Cemetery, Pleasant Street. Philipsburg-Osceola High School student Gillian Letson will sing the national anthem.
A Tomb Sentinel also placed flags at each of the crypts to honor the unknown interred at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier. A dedication of deceased veterans will be held, and the Post 503 color guard will be present.