Monday, May 31, 2010

Area Memorial Day Services

Memorial Day ceremonies in Brainerd begin at 8:30 a.m. this morning on the Laurel Street bridge, when a wreath will be tossed into the Mississippi River.
Following the event there will be a march to the All Veterans Memorial on the grounds of the Crow Wing County Courthouse.

Backus services are scheduled for 10 a.m. this morning at Evergreen Cemetery and the Ponto Lake services will be held at 11 a.m..

The Lakewood Cemetery in Crosby is the site of Memorial Day services at 10:30 a.m.

The Crosslake/Fifty Lakes American Legion Post 500, will stage their event at 10 a.m. at the Crosslake Pinewood Cemetery on County Road 36 east of County Road 3.

Deerwood services will begin at 8 a.m. on the water at the Deerwood boat landing on Serpent Lake. The service will continue at 8:30 a.m. at the Deerwood Scandia Cemetery.

Emily Memorial Day service will be 9 a.m. at the Pine Ridge Cemetery in Emily.

Hackensack services will be held at 9 a.m. at the Legion with honors at 9:30 a.m. at the city park. There will be a Cass County Killed in Action Memorial parade to Boy River to honor the Navy veterans.

The Longville program will begin at 9:30 a.m. at the Longville Elementary School. Following the event there will be a march to Riverside Cemetery

Nisswa will hold it's Memorial Day service will be noon at the Nisswa American Legion. Guest speakers will include state Rep. John Ward, state Sen. Paul Koering, former state Sen. Don Samuelson and Nisswa Mayor Brian Lehman. Jim Starkey of Post No. 627 will be the master of ceremonies.

The Pequot Lakes American Legion and Jenkins VFW and their Auxiliaries will hold memorial services at 10 a.m. at the Pequot Lakes High School auditorium. The program will feature an address by Sgt. Andrew Gravdahl of Pequot Lakes. The Legion and VFW Color Guards will perform the ceremonials.
After that, the color guards will march to the Pequot Lakes Cemetery to and then proceed down Sibley Avenue to Sibley Park. A wreath will be placed in Lake Sibley, honoring departed Navy veterans. The Boy and Girl Scouts will be marching.

Pillager Memorial Day services will be 10 a.m. Monday at the Pillager School. Following the service there will be a short ceremony at Wildwood and Gull River cemeteries.

The Pine River American Legion will host a Memorial Day services at 9:30 a.m. at the Pine River Dam. The ceremony will include a reading by Keith Gardner, a presentation of flowers by the auxiliary and a color guard rifle salute.

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