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Area towns announce Memorial Day services

Published: Friday, May 24, 2013 4:01 p.m. CST • Updated: Friday, May 24, 2013 4:05 p.m. CST

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ARLINGTON — Harold E. Russell Post 938, American Legion, Ladd will host Memorial Day services at 9:45 a.m. Monday at Calvary Cemetery.

BUDA — Buda American Legion Post 261 will conduct Memorial Day services at 10 a.m. Monday at Hopeland Cemetery, west of Buda.

Traditional military services will be provided by the Buda American Legion and Auxiliary. The guest speaker will be Tom Mott, who retired with the rank of senior master sergeant after 22 years active duty in the U.S. Air Force. Also speaking will be Frank Gebeck II, a senior at Bureau Valley High School and last year’s Boy’s State candidate. A tribute to a veteran will be given by Dean Barnett.

In case of inclement weather, the service will be moved to Bureau Valley South Junior High School in Buda.

CHERRY — Harold E. Russell Post 938, American Legion, Ladd will host Memorial Day services at 9 a.m. Monday at the Cherry Miner’s Cemetery.

DALZELL — Harold E. Russell Post 938, American Legion, Ladd, will host Memorial Day services at 11:15 a.m. Monday at the Dalzell Memorial Park.

DEPUE — A Memorial Day Mass will be at 9 a.m. Monday at St. Mary’s Cemetery in DePue. Those attending the event should bring lawn chairs.  In case of rain, Mass will be in the church. Everyone is invited to coffee and doughnuts after Mass in the church hall.

DOVER — American Legion Post 125 of Princeton, with VFW Post 4323 and AMVETS Post 180, will perform Memorial Day honors at the Dover Prairie Repose on Route 34 at approximately 8:45 a.m. on Monday.

LAMOILLE — Harold E. Russell Post 938, American Legion, Ladd, will host Memorial Day services at 10:15 a.m. Monday at Greenfield Cemetery.

LADD — Harold E. Russell Post 938, American Legion, Ladd, will host Memorial Day services on Monday at the following times: 8:30 a.m. — Berean Cemetery; 11:45 a.m. — Ladd Cemetery, Ladd; and 12:15 p.m. — War Memorial Park, Ladd.

The guest speaker will be U.S. Air Force Col. Kevin Anderson (retired). The public is invited and encouraged to attend. In case of inclement weather, some of the above services may be cancelled. The Cherry program will move to Holy Trinity Church Hall; the War Memorial Park program will move to the Ladd Community Center; and the Greenfield Cemetery program will move to Allen Junior High School.

MALDEN — American Legion Post 125 of Princeton, with VFW Post 4323 and AMVETS Post 180, will perform Memorial Day honors at approximately 9:15 a.m. Monday at the Malden City Cemetery.

MANLIUS — Memorial Day services will be at 10 a.m. Monday at Mullin Memorial Park. Visitors are encouraged to bring lawn chairs.

NEPONSET — Neponset American Legion Post 875 will hold its annual Memorial Day program at 11 a.m. Monday in the Neponset Community Building. This year’s guest speaker is Sam Rice from Toulon. He is a Vietnam veteran that served 14 months as an infantryman.

The American Legion will present the colors and Neponset Grade School student Victoria Crofton will lead the Pledge of Allegiance. Carol Gerrond will be the accompanist to the National Anthem. The invocation will be presented by Ron Toliver, pastor of the Congregational Church.

After the program, Post 875 will present military ceremonies to honor veterans buried at both Floral Hill and West cemeteries, then will conclude with Taps. The Neponset Historical Society will serve a luncheon after the completion of the program.

NEW BEDFORD — New Bedford Royal Neighbors of America will conduct its annual Memorial Day services at the Greenville-Fairfield Cemetery, known as Union Cemetery of New Bedford, at 2 p.m. June 2.

OHIO — A Memorial Day Mass will be at 8 a.m. Monday at Immaculate Conception Church in Ohio. A rosary will be recited after the Mass at St. Mary’s Cemetery.

PRINCETON — American Legion Post 125 of Princeton, along with VFW Post 4323 and AMVETS Post 180, will perform Memorial Day honors beginning at 8 a.m. Monday at Oakland Cemetery. From there, the group will go to Elm Lawn Memorial Park for services. The group will also take part in the parade which steps off at 10 a.m. by the former Nelson’s Drug Store on Main Street.

Memorial Day ceremonies will begin at Soldiers and Sailors Park at 10:30 a.m. with retired Command Sgt. Maj. Tom Root as guest speaker. Root is also the current Princeton Police chief. Legion Post 125 Commander David Ohlson will be master of ceremonies. All times are approximate.

American Legion Woman’s Auxiliary Unit 125 of Princeton and Princeton DAR members will also participate in the services. After the ceremonies at Soldiers and Sailors Park, the public is invited to return to the Legion Hall at 1549 W. Peru St. for light refreshments served by the Princeton Woman’s club.

SEATONVILLE — Harold E. Russell Post 938, American Legion, Ladd, will host Memorial Day services at 8 a.m. Monday at Ray Barto Memorial Park.

SHEFFIELD — Memorial Day services will be at 10 a.m. Monday at the Veteran’s School Park. Sgt. James Constantine, returning from Afghanistan, will speak as will Richard Block. There will be a military salute. The American Legion Auxiliary will serve cookies and lemonade after the service.

SPRING VALLEY – American Legion Memorial Day services will be at 2 p.m. Monday at Valley Memorial Park, located at 13312 Route 89.

TAMPICO — Tampico American Legion Post 574 will conduct services at 10 a.m. Monday at St. Mary’s Catholic Cemetery. A salute and TAPS will be performed. Then they will proceed to the Tampico Memorial Cemetery for a salute and TAPS.

TISKILWA — Memorial Day services will be at 10 a.m. Monday at East Park. All veterans are invited to join in the honor guard.

VAN ORIN — Memorial Day services will be at 10 a.m. Monday at the Bache Chapel in Van Orin. The Civil Air Patrol will post colors. There will be music and a speaker. Refreshments will be served in the fellowship hall after the service.

WYANET — The Wyanet Memorial Day parade will start at 10 a.m. Monday at the United Methodist Church. Services will be held in Forest Hill Cemetery and conducted by VFW Post 6634 and Auxiliary. The Wyanet Historical Society will sponsor an ice cream and sandwich social after the services at the Wyanet Memorial Park.

WALNUT — Memorial Day services will be at 11 a.m. Monday at the Walnut Cemetery. Walnut American Legion Past 179 is in charge of the program. The ceremony will be at the cemetery, rain or shine. In case of rain, participants should bring umbrellas. The Legion Color Guard and the Walnut Boy Scouts and Cub Scouts will be marching from downtown, through the Avenue of Flags, beginning at 10:30 a.m.

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