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Area towns announce Memorial Day services

Published: Friday, May 23, 2014 12:46 p.m. CST • Updated: Friday, May 23, 2014 1:31 p.m. CST

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

BUDA — Buda America Legion Post 261 will conduct Memorial Day services at 10 a.m. Monday at Hopeland Cemetery, west of Buda. Pastor John Erickson will give the prayer. In case of rain, the service will be at Bureau Valley South in Buda.

CHERRY — Harold E. Russell Post 938, American Legion, Ladd, will host Memorial Day services at 8:45 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 — The Ladies Auxiliary VFW Post 4602 will hold Memorial Day services at 11 a.m. Monday at Veterans’ Park. St. Mary’s Cemetery, DePue, will have a Memorial Day Mass at the cemetery at 9 a.m. Monday. Cars should be parked facing north; bring lawn chairs. Coffee and rolls will be served in the parish hall after Mass. In case of rain, Mass will be in the church.

DOVER — American Legion Post 125 of Princeton, AMVETS Post 180, VFW Post 4323, American Legion Woman’s Auxiliary Unit 125 and the Princeton DAR will perform Memorial Day honors at the Prairie Repose Cemetery on Route 34 in Dover at 9 a.m. Monday.

LAMOILLE — Harold E. Russell Post 938, American Legion, Ladd, will host Memorial Day services at 10 a.m. Monday at the Greenfield Cemetery. The guest speaker will be Don Elmore. Pastor Gerald Graham of the First Baptist Church will give the prayer and benediction.

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

MALDEN — American Legion Post 125 of Princeton, AMVETS Post 180, VFW Post 4323, American Legion Woman’s Auxiliary Unit 125 and the Princeton DAR will perform Memorial Day honors at the Malden City Cemetery at 9:30 a.m. Monday.

MANLIUS — Memorial Day Services will be held 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 Capt. George Farley from Geneseo. The American Legion will present the colours, and Neponset Grade School student Celeste Martinez will lead the Pledge of Allegiance. Eileen Gunning will be the accompanist to the national anthem. Pastor Andrew Hopp of Neponset United Methodist Church will give the invocation. The Lincoln Gettysburg Address will be read by Neponset Grade School student Lorainne Tremblay, and Tom Blake will read the Roster of Graves listing Neponset area veterans dating back to the War of 1812. Audio and music will be provided by Gregg Gunning of Neponset. After the program, Post 875 will present military ceremonies to honor veterans buried at both Floral Hill and West cemeteries; the program will conclude with taps.

NEW BEDFORD — The New Bedford Royal Neighbors of America will conduct its annual Memorial Day services at 2 p.m. June 1 at the Union Cemetery in New Bedford.

OHIO — A Memorial Day service will be held at 10 a.m. Monday at the Ohio school gymnasium. The Rev. Gene Vincent of Ohio Lutheran Church will give the address. After the service, participants will walk to Union Cemetery to distribute flowers on veterans’ graves followed by a prayer and the playing of taps. A similar ceremony will then take place at St. Mary’s Cemetery north of Ohio. Immaculate Conception Church in Ohio will hold an 8 a.m. Mass followed by a rosary at St. Mary’s Cemetery on Monday.

PRINCETON — American Legion Post 125 of Princeton, AMVETS Post 180, VFW Post 4323, American Legion Woman’s Auxiliary Unit 125 and the Princeton DAR will perform Memorial Day honors beginning at Oakland Cemetery on Park Avenue West at 8 a.m. From there, the group will go to Elm Lawn Memorial Park for services there at 8:30 a.m., then on to Dover Prairie Repose on Route 34 and then to the Malden City Cemetery. After the graveside services, the group will line up at 10 a.m. at Marquette and North Main Street in Princeton for the parade. Memorial Day ceremonies will begin at Soldiers and Sailors Park after the parade with retired Sgt. Wayne Sapp as guest speaker. Legion Post Commander Terry A. DeSalle will be the master of ceremonies. All times are approximate. 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 provided by the General Federated Woman’s Club ladies.

SEATONVILLE — Harold E. Russell Post 938, American Legion, Ladd, will host Memorial Day services at 7:45 a.m. Monday at the Ray Barto Memorial Park.

SHEFFIELD — Memorial Day services will be at 10 a.m. Monday at Veteran’s School Park.

SPRING VALLEY — The American Legion will hold Memorial Day services at 2 p.m. Monday at Valley Memorial Park. In case of inclement weather, services will be held in the John F. Kennedy School gymnasium.

TAMPICO — Tampico American Legion Post 574 will conduct Memorial Day 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 — The Tiskilwa Historical Society and Tiskilwa American Legion will hold Memorial Day services at 10 a.m. Monday in East Park.

VAN ORIN — Memorial Day services will be at 10 a.m. Monday at the Bache Chapel in Van Orin. The speaker will be Bill Phillips. Music will be provided by Olivia Heinzeroth, and Boy Scout Troop 1055 will present the flags. Refreshments will be served after the service.

WALNUT — Memorial Day services will be at 11 a.m. Monday at the Walnut Cemetery. The Walnut American Legion Post 179 is in charge of the program, and Gary McMullen will serve as master of ceremonies. The Walnut Boy Scouts and Cub Scouts will give the Pledge of Allegiance. Father Thomas Shaw and St. John’s Catholic Church will give the invocation. Acting Walnut Mayor Dennis Grobe will give the welcome. Jerry Fairbanks will give the memorial address, and Josh Monier will present the Gettysburg Address. Ellen Johnson will say the soldier’s prayer. Music will be presented by Derek Grant of Durant, Iowa, and the Bureau Valley North Band. The ceremony will be held rain or shine. The Legion Color Guard and the scouts will march from downtown, through the Avenue of Flags at 10:30 a.m.

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

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