Saturday, May 28, 2011

Area Memorial Day Services

Memorial Day services will be held on Monday, May 30 at Noon at the Nisswa American Legion. Guest speakers include State Senator, Paul Gazelka and Nisswa Mayor, Brian Lehman. Everyone is invited to attend.

The Backus American Legion will host Memorial Day ceremonies on May 30 beginning at 10:00am with the Ponto Lake Service to begin at approximately 11:00am. Guest speaker will be State Representative, Larry Howes of Walker.

Jenkins VFW Post No. 3839 and Pequot Lakes American Legion Post No. 49 will host a Memorial Day program at 10 a.m. Monday at the Pequot Lakes High School Auditorium. Lunch will follow at the Jenkins VFW.

Memorial Day services in Brainerd will begin at 8:30 a.m. at the Laurel Street bridge. A wreath will be tossed into the Mississippi River. There will be a march to the All Veterans Memorial next to the Crow Wing County Courthouse. In honor of veterans of the Bataan Death March, a brief ceremony will be conducted at the Bataan Memorial, next to the National Guard Armory on Wright Street. The Memorial Day parade will begin at 10 a.m. at First Avenue Northeast, then east on D. Street to Third Avenue Northeast and progressing to evergreen Cemetery.

The Crosslake-Fifty Lakes American Legion Post No. 500 will host a Memorial Day ceremony at 10 a.m. Monday at the Crosslake Pinewood Cemetery. More than 120 veterans are buried at the cemetery, and their graves will be identified with American flags. The ceremony will include a wreath laying and full military honors by the color guard.

Finley Cemetery in Hackensack will be site of Memorial Day ceremonies by the American Legion Sunday at 1 p.m.. A Memorial Day service and a parade will be held on Monday at the city park at 9:30 a.m. Services are scheduled for 10 a.m. at Hillcrest Cemetery.

The Pine River American Legion is hosting Memorial Day Services at 9:30 a.m. on Monday at the Pine River Dam. Following the service the Legion will proceed to the Pine River Cemetery around 10:15 a.m. Another service will be held at 11 a.m. at Swanburg Cemetery, rural Pine River.

Memorial Day ceremonies will be 10 a.m. Monday at the Pillager High School auditorium followed by a short ceremony at Wildwood Cemetery and Gull River Cemetery.

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