Flags placed on veterans' graves at South Florida National Cemetery


On Saturday about 100 more bricks will be dedicated in a ceremony. The short program will begin once all participants are gathered.

The $75,000 redesign, paid for in large part by a grant from the Depot Foundation, has kept the hall closed throughout May as professionals from Minneapolis-based Museology undertook what was described as a necessary and overdue update.

On Sunday, a 10 a.m. ceremony will include a similar presentation with Pastor John Scheline and a speaker from the Wounded Warrior Project.

At 9:15 a.m., a VFW ceremony will be held at Ogdensburg Memorial Park (Heaters Pond). Master of ceremonies is Haverhill Veterans Service Director Michael Ingham. Features guest speakers, civil war cannons and Liberty High School Band Heritage JROTC. The William G. Carroll American Legion Post #26 is in charge of the ceremony.

New flag holders will be placed by the markers of veterans that were partially funded by an $800 grant from the Barceloux-Tibessart Foundation. The event will be held rain or shine.

The free trip started off with a police escort to the National World War II Memorial where hundreds of people were waiting with applause. It will last about one-and-a-half hours. Anyone interested in participating can meet at the Red Brick Barn, 100 Reservoir St.

The memorial in Angel Fire was the first of its kind in the country to honor those Americans. The parade will include visits to the Lowell Veterans Monument, the German Cemetery, Cats Creek Bridge and Greenlawn Cemetery where ceremonies will be held.

OGDENSBURG - At 8 a.m., Lt. Robert A. Madden Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 10152 will host a parade from the Ogdensburg firehouse to St. Thomas of Aquin R.C. Church for an American Legion ceremony.

The legion will host a luncheon in the Veterans Hall at 12 Noon.

While some are getting ready to head out to the lakes and parks this weekend, others are prepping Helena to make sure veterans are honored and remembered this Memorial Day. There, the stone, to bring "consolation and peace to the families and comrades who remain steadfast to this day" will be dedicated.

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Even though Brown is not a veteran himself, his father was a veteran who served in Vietnam. "But Memorial Day is a time to just remember everyone that meant something to you". The service will then proceed to the Bronson Cemetery.

Placing the flags for Memorial Day as been a tradition of the troops since the late 1980's.

All are welcome to the Memorial Day observance at the bandstand behind the town offices started at 10 a.m. Awards will be presented to local patriots. The program will include a re-dedication of the Veterans Memorial Plaza following fix and renovation work being conducted at City Park.

The Post 49 Annual Spaghetti Feed will be at the Utica Auditorium from 4-7 p.m. S. and Canada began a tradition that is still carried on today. Veterans invited to participate. An open house is planned for after the parade and services at the Kingston Veterans Club.

Elmore - Parade, 10:30 a.m., from Woodmore High School on Ames Street. The march continues north on Thurstin Avenue and east on Merry Avenue to Oak Grove Cemetery, where services will follow.

Fremont - Parade, 10 a.m., from Front Street to Roger Young Park. The parade will then end at the firehouse. There will also be a wreath-laying, a rifle salute and "Taps".

Consisting of two phases, the Legion Memorial recently wrapped up.

SUBMITTED PHOTO Members of the Sons of the American Legion Ambrose Revels Post 328 and volunteers replaced flags and grave markers on veterans' graves in preparation for Memorial Day.

Tecumseh, Mich. - Parade, 10 a.m., from the corner of Maumee Street and M-50 to Brookside Cemetery on Union Street, where a service will follow.