The collection has many index materials regarding burials in East Hampton cemeteries, and the staff would be happy to assist in every effort to honor the sacrifices of family and friends.
Memorial Day is officially 150 years old this year. There are several area Memorial Day services scheduled at area legion posts and cemeteries. “We have to think about those we’ve lost and remember there will be more that our lost”. While many will be found barbecuing and grilling, others will be at parades and cemeteries to commemorate Americans who have fallen during war. The law also declared Memorial Day as a federal holiday.
“It will honor veterans that served our country in times of war and peace”, said Dobert Owsley, media director of the veterans council. “We too as a community, as a nation, and as an organization, we too want to remember your loved ones”. Memorial Day at the Mary Mother of Mercy Mausoleum Chapel.
American Legion Caledonia Memorial Post 305 will organize the Memorial Day parade and events in Caledonia on May 28.
Monday, 9 a.m. – Memorial Day Mass in the cemetery at St. Bridget’s Church, 2136 St. Bridget’s Road NE. Uniforms or military caps are optional.
Roseville: 10 a.m. Monday at Soldier’s Rest, Roselawn Cemetery, 803 W. Larpenteur Ave.
Serving as grand marshal is William Thumm, who served with the Army’s 9th Transport Company Airborne unit during the Vietnam War.
The township hired a marching band from Franklin which played for cash. Additionally, there will be a lapel pin ceremony for Cold War veterans, music by the local band After the Fire, and dancing.
The American Legion Memorial Day Observance will take place at 11 a.m. Monday at the Alaska Memorial Park Cemetery. They will also install new officers at this ceremony, which is open to the public.
Many Americans use Memorial Day as a celebration of the unofficial start of the summer season. The bell honors and supports veterans, and Marion Post 298 is in possession of the memorial tribute for this holiday weekend.
The northern Queens neighborhood’s annual procession will begin at 2 p.m. Sunday at the intersection of 28th Avenue and College Point Boulevard and end at the corner of 5th Avenue and 119th Street.
The ceremony will follow at 10:00 a.m.in front of City Hall, located at 305 Miller’s Crossing. Ham, scalloped potatoes, green beans and a variety of desserts will be served until 1:30 p.m.in Bosco Hall. Both breakfast and flag placement begin at 9 a.m. A short service will he held there. The ceremony begins at 4 p.m. and is free and open to the public.
USA and ME flags at state facilities statewide should be flown at half-staff from sunrise until noon on Monday, May 28, in observance of Memorial Day. Marv Peters, commander of Ely American Legion Post 555, will make opening remarks.
The program this year will be the Missing Man Table presented by Legion members.
All are welcome to stay following the service for coffee, juice and donuts.
At 5 p.m. Sunday, there will be food, music, skydivers and fireworks. Any help would be greatly appreciated. The tribute will feature inspirational music, a Reading of Names, the U.S. Navy Bell toll, Remembrance Wreath laying and presentations of Tribute banners and Pins to Gold Star families.
Fritz Kruschel of Woodbury, who served in a U.S. Naval Construction Battalion known as the Seebees in WWII, salutes during Memorial Day ceremonies at the Woodbury Lions Veterans Memorial on May 29, 2017. A noon lunch will be served by the Post 494 Ladies Auxiliary. Everyone is welcomed to attend.
The service will be presented by Post Commander James Bond with the Legion members doing a gun salute.
There is a potluck dinner afterward in the legion building. Welcome address by Dee Fladwood, West Lawn Memorial Park; “The National Anthem” will be sung by Park High School student Christina Dressler; the Pledge of Allegiance will be led by Dee Fladwood; invocation given by Chaplain Dan Neiman, American Legion Post No. 494; “America The Beautiful” will be sung by Park High School student Christina Dressler; and the keynote speaker will be David Wiedenkeller as Francis Scott Key. Major Gossett is stationed at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas.
Anoka: 10 a.m. Monday at Anoka Veterans Memorial, Forest Hill Cemetery, West Main Street and USA 10.