Area veterans plan events for Memorial Day

Published 12:00 am Saturday, May 24, 2003

Austin Daily Herald

Veterans posts throughout the area will pay tribute to United States soldiers with cemetery visits and services. Here is a schedule of events:

Adams Post No. 146

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ADAMS -- Adams American Legion Post No. 146 will pay tribute to veterans on Memorial Day with visits to cemeteries.

The schedule includes Johnsburg, 9 a.m.; rose Creek, 9:45 a.m.; Little Cedar, 10:30 a.m.; Sacred Heart at Adams, 11:15 a.m.

Lunch will be served in the Sacred Heart Catholic Church fellowship hall after the cemetery tribute there.

Flag disposal services will be provided by the post members at the post headquarters in Adams, beginning 12:30 p.m. Monday.

The post headquarters will be open Monday 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Jim Kellogg will be in charge of the ceremonial color guard and firing squad unit visiting the cemeteries.

Austin veterans groups

The schedule of memorial day events in Austin includes:

Flag raisings, American Legion and Veterans of Foreign Wars posts, 6:50 a.m.; breakfast at Post No. 91, 7 a.m.; Flag raising and program at Mower County Veterans memorial, 8:05 a.m.; Parade through downtown area, 8:45 a.m.; Memorial Day service at Oakwood Cemetery, 9:30 a.m.; Honors for veterans killed at sea, 10:05 a.m.

Austin American Legion Post No. 91 and Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 1216 color guards will visit the following cemeteries Memorial Day: Calvary, 11 a.m., VFW; Grandview, 11 am., American Legion; Lansing, 11:30 a.m., VFW; Enterprise, 11:30 a.m., American Legion; Midway/Oakland, noon, VFW.

The Memorial Day events include the participation of other local veterans groups and auxiliaries in addition to the American Legion and VFW.

B.P. Posts No. 52, 878

BLOOMING PRAIRIE -- American Legion Post No. 52 and Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 878 will lead Memorial Day events beginning with a pancake breakfast at the Servicemen's Club, 8 to 10 a.m. for veterans and parade participants; a parade beginning 10:30 a.m. at Prairie Manor Nursing Home and proceeding to Blooming Prairie Cemetery; 11 a.m. program at Blooming Prairie Cemetery; and a potluck dinner at the Servicemen's Club at noon for Memorial Day participants and their families.

The 11 a.m. program at Blooming Prairie Cemetery will include an address by the Rev. Richard Hegal, pastor of First Lutheran Church of Blooming Prairie, and patriotic music by the Blooming Prairie High School band.

GM Post No. 140

GRAND MEADOW -- The ceremonial color guard of Harry T. Anderson American Legion Post No. 140 of Grand Meadow, will provide traditional Memorial Day ceremonies Monday at:

Immanuel Lutheran and Pleasant Valley 8 a.m.; St. John's 8:15 a.m.;

Racine-Salem 8:30 a.m.; Hamilton 8:45 a.m.; Frankford 9 a.m.; Bear Creek 9:15 a.m..

There will be a program at the High School 10 a.m. Monday.

Then, the Color Guard resumes its cemetery visits at Grand Meadow 11 a.m.; St. Finbarr's 11:30 am

Dexter 11:45 a.m.; Zion Lutheran 12:05 p.m.; Trinity Evangelical Lutheran 12:30 p.m.; Hoflanda Cemetery 20098 -630th Ave/200th St. (junction of Mower Cty Rd 20 & Co. Rd. 3) 1 p.m.

Hayfield Post No. 330

HAYFIELD -- The Hayfield American Legion Post No. 330 color guard will pay tribute to veterans Memorial Day.

The schedule includes: 8:15 a.m., Trinity Lutheran Church, rural Waltham; 8:15 a.m., St. Michael's Lutheran Church, rural Waltham; 8:55 a.m., Greenwood Cemetery, south of Brownsdale along Highway 56; 9:15 a.m., Waltham Cemetery, along Highway 56; 9:35 a.m., St. Michael's Cemetery, south of Sargeant; 10:05 a.m., Evanger Lutheran Church Cemetery; 10:25 a.m., West St. Olaf Lutheran Church Cemetery; 11:05 a.m. Fairview Cemetery, Hayfield; and 11:30 a.m.,

Memorial Day program at Hayfield Community Park.

LeRoy Post No. 161

LEROY -- LeRoy American Legion Post No. 161 and its auxiliary as wells as the Sons of the American Legion organization plan the following Memorial Day tributes:

Bethany Cemetery, north of LeRoy on the Ostrander blacktop, 9 a.m. and LeRoy Cemetery, 10 a.m.

At each cemetery, there will be a program of prayers, patriotic music, short speeches, 21 gun salutes and reading of the honor rolls of veterans who are deceased.

Lyle Post No. 105

LYLE -- Lyle American Legion Post No. 105 will honor veterans Monday, Memorial Day.

The Memorial Day schedule includes Cedar City, 9 a.m.; London, 8:30 a.m.; Deer Creek, 10 a.m.; Woodbury, 10:30 a.m.; Mona, 11 a.m.; and Six Mile Grove, 11:30 a.m.

Stacyville Post No. 569

STACYVILLE, Iowa -- Hale Penney Fuller American Legion Post No. 569's ceremonial color guard will visit Visitation Catholic Church for mass for veterans at 8 a.m. Monday and graveside rites in the Visitation Cemetery at 8:30 a.m.

Then, the Color Guard will visit Stacyville Cemetery at 8:50 a.m. before returning to the post's headquarters in Stacyville for coffee and rolls at 9 a.m.

At 9:30 a.m., the Color Guard will visit Riverside Park to honor those veterans lost at sea.

Next on the Color Guard's agenda are visits to

Sacred Heart Cemetery, Meyer, Iowa, at 10:15 a.m.; St. Patrick's Cemetery, Wapsie, at 10:30 a.m.; Liberty Cemetery, Little Cedar, 11 a.m.; and Union Presbyterian Cemetery, 11:50 a.m.

The Legion Post members will return to the headquarters in Stacyville at noon. At 12:30 p.m., the post will honor those members who have reached the 50 and 60 year plateaus of membership followed by a potluck dinner.

The Memorial day activities will close with a remembrance of all POWs and MIAs.