Veterans groups announce Memorial Day events
Wednesday, May 21, 2014 10:41 AM
Volunteers from the area will be placing Memorial Day flags at the grave of Veterans on record with the Lincoln County Veterans Service office. This takes place approximately one week before and then they will remove those flags approximately one week after Memorial Day, May 26. Unfortunately, they experience difficulty in locating some of the graves. Relatives and friends of Veterans buried in those cemeteries are asked to determine whether or not the graves are marked with a flag and flag holder. If a grave is not marked with a flag, they are asked to stop at the Lincoln County Veterans Service Office, 801 N. Sales St., Merrill, to pick up a flag.
Merrill Area Veterans Organizations will be installing Ceremonial Flag poles and Flags for the Avenue of Flags in St. Francis Cemetery and Merrill Memorial Park Cemetery on Memorial Day.
The Public is Encouraged to Attend the Following:
Tomahawk Area Ceremonies
Prairie Rapids Cemetery, Saturday, May 24, 9:30 a.m.
Union Grove Cemetery (Harshaw), Saturday, May 24, 11 a.m.
Memorial Day Ceremony, Monday, May 26, 10 a.m., Veterans’ Memorial Park, rain location is the VFW Hall at the corner of 4th & Rice, Tomahawk (bring your own lawn chairs to this event)
Greenwood Cemetery, Monday, May 26, 11:15 a.m.
Calvary Cemetery, Monday, May 26, 11:45 a.m.
Oak Hill Cemetery (Irma), Monday, May 26, 12:15 p.m.
Merrill Area Ceremonies
A Memorial Day Service will be conducted at St. Francis Catholic Cemetery in Merrill on Monday, May 26, at 11 a.m. Master of ceremonies will be Mike VanLieshout and speaker will be Army Captain Chaplain Scott Gustafson. Participating will be the Veterans of Foreign Wars Schmitt-Manecke-Donner Post 1638 and Auxiliary, American Legion Edward Burns Post 46, MID-WIS AMVETS Post 2000, Disabled American Veterans Chapter 29 and their Auxiliaries, VFW Honor Guard, Merrill City Band, Color Guard from Boy Scout Troop 504 and Boy Scout Troop 503 and other local Boy and Girl Scouts. Participants are asked to assemble at 10:30 a.m. on the road between the National Guard Armory and the Lincoln County Human Society building. Units will march to the cemetery, leaving at 10:45 a.m.
VFW Post 10203-Hamburg Veterans Memorial Day Cemetery Ceremonies, May 26
9 a.m. - Salem, Town Of Hamburg, Cty Rd. A & S
9:14 a.m. - St. Paul’s, Town Of Hamburg , Cty Rd. F
9:23 a.m. - St. John’s, Town Of Hamburg, Cty Rd F & 5th Lane
9:32 a.m. - Fromm’s, Town Of Hamburg, Cty Rd. F & 3rd Lane
9:45 a.m. - St. Peter’s, Little Chicago, Cty Rd. A
10:10 a.m. - Berlin Friedenshiem, Cty Rd. A & Valley Lane
10:24 a.m. - Rib View, Town Of Stettin, Cty Rd O & Woodland Dr.
10:31 a.m. - Big Hill/Stubbe Hill, Cty Rd. A & Bill Hill Lane
10:45 a.m. - Taegesville, Berlin, N 72nd Ave.
10:58 a.m. - Maple Grove, Naugart Drive
11:14 a.m. - St. Paul’s Naugart, Town Of Berlin, Berlin Lane
11:29 a.m. - Trinity, Town Of Berlin, Co Rd FF & 107
11:44 a.m. - St. Paul’s, Hwy. 64 & 107 at corner of Farmingdale Rd., Town Of Corning
11:58 a.m. - Immanuel, Town Of Corning on Leafy Grove Rd. & Cty Rd. M
Any questions for the VFW Post 10203-Hamburg schedule, please call the Commander, Don Kozlowski at (715)536-6387.
The public is encouraged to attend.