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Communities will observe Memorial Day

Area ceremonies include marching bands, jet flyovers

May 20, 2012
Messenger News

Memorial Day services will be held throughout the area next weekend. They include the following:

Fort Dodge: 5 p.m. May 27, Memorial Ceremony for Civil War unknown soldiers of the Union, Veterans Memorial Park at Badger Lake at Kennedy Park; 9 a.m. May 28, Sailors Lost at Sea ceremony, Veterans Memorial Park at Badger Lake at John F. Kennedy Memorial Park; 10 a.m., the Karl L. King Municipal Band will perform at North Lawn Cemetery (if it rains the performance will be at St. Edmond auditorium); 10:30 a.m., North Lawn Cemetery service begins; 11 a.m., jet flyover.

Algona: 7 a.m. May 28, service at Upper Des Moines River bridge; decoration of graves at area cemeteries immediately following. 10:30 a.m. at the courthouse, dedication of veterans who passed on during the last year. Speaker is Lindsey Moe; Algona High School band will play.

Bode: 10 a.m. May 28, service at Bode Community Center. Coffee and rolls are served.

Burt: 10 a.m. May 28, VFW services at Burt activity complex; immediately following, decorating the graves at township cemetery. Beef burger luncheon at the activity complex after the ceremony.

Clarion: 7 a.m. May 28, American Legion pancake breakfast at Clarion-Goldfield High School; 10 a.m. memorial services at high school gym.

Dayton: 10 a.m. May 28 at Dayton cemetery. In inclement weather, will be held at the Southeast Webster Grand Elementary School gym.

Duncombe: 9 a.m. May 28 at the American Legion flagpole.

Eagle Grove: 9 a.m. ceremony at downtown memorial; 10 a.m. main service at Eagle Grove cemetery, featuring Eagle Grove high school marching band, keynote speaker Darrell Determann, military rites by the Eagle Grove VFW Post and American Legion Post.

Farnhamville: 2 p.m. May 27, memorial ceremony at Reading cemetery. In inclement weather, will be held at American Legion building. Pie and coffee served afterward by the Legion Auxiliary.

Gilmore City: 10 a.m. May 28 at Wolcott Center at the public school. Retired Sgt. Don Trexel will be the speaker. Refreshments will follow the ceremony.

Goldfield: 10 a.m. American Legion memorial ceremony at Glenwood Cemetery. Speaker is the Rev. Sarah Hill. Following the service coffee will be served at the American Legion Hall downtown.

Gowrie: 10 a.m. May 28, at Gowrie township cemetery. In inclement weather, service will be held at the American Legion Hall.

Harcourt: 10 a.m. May 28, Community Center.

Humboldt and Dakota City: Sun up, flag raising at the cemeteries in Humboldt and Dakota City; 9:15 a.m., parade; 9:25 a.m., salute to dead at Sumner Bridge; 9:30 a.m., memorial service at Bicknell Park; 10:20 a.m., Union Cemetery; 10:40 a.m., Corinth Cemetery; 11 a.m., Indian Mound; 11:15 a.m., St. Mary's Cemetery; 11:30 a.m., Courthouse.

Lake City: 1 p.m. Friday, American Legion and VFW putting up flags at the Avenue of Flags at Lake City cemetery. 9:15 a.m. May 28, ceremony at Cottonwood cemetery; 10 a.m. Lanesboro cemetery; 11 a.m. Lake City cemetery, Lake City high school band will play, a flyover is planned, free coffee and cookies served by the Legion Auxiliary.

Lake View: 10 a.m. May 28 at American Legion Hall, 310 Main St.

Lehigh: 10 a.m. May 28, West Lawn Cemetery; 10:30 a.m. at the Bridge

Manson: 10 a.m. May 28, Rose Hill Cemetery; followed by lunch at VFW Post Home.

Otho: 10 a.m. May 28, Otho Cemetery, decorating the graves, ceremony at Veterans Monument, taps; 10:30 a.m. program. In case of rain, program will be held at Otho Methodist Church.

Rockwell City: 10:30 a.m. May 28, Rosehill Cemetery. Speaker is Rex Kleemeier.

Stratford: Friday, Avenue of Flags set up. 10 a.m. memorial service at Stratford Community School.

Webster City: 8:45 a.m. May 28, salute to those lost at sea, Marshall Crippen Bridge on North Des Moines Street, presented by the Legion Auxiliary; 9:15 a.m. services at Cass Center Cemetery; 10:25 a.m. Parade from Des Moines Street to Graceland cemetery and the memorial stage; 11 a.m., services at Graceland cemetery conducted by Commander Randy Youngdale, guest speaker Pat Powers. In case of rain, services will be 10:30 a.m. at Jefferson Gym.

Wesley: 9 a.m. May 28, Memorial Day program at South Park, by the American Legion. 5 p.m., chicken supper at Community Center.

West Bend: 9 a.m. May 28, meet at City Hall for parade. 10 a.m., memorial service at the cemetery.

Whittemore: 9:45 a.m. May 28, parade begins at Whittemore Community Center; Memorial program following the parade at community center. Avenue of Flags on display at Noah's Park.



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