A time to remember those who died for our freedomNext Monday is much more than a day off from work or school. It’s a time to honor all those who gave the ultimate sacrifice for our country’s freedom. Here is a list of Memorial Day events in the area:
By: Al Edenloff, Alexandria Echo Press
Next Monday is much more than a day off from work or school.
It’s a time to honor all those who gave the ultimate sacrifice for our country’s freedom.
Here is a list of Memorial Day events in the area:
• Alexandria. Led by Grand Marshal Dennis Carstens, the Memorial Day parade will form at 8th Avenue and Broadway, starting at 10 a.m., and proceed to the Kinkead Cemetery where a ceremony will take place at 11 a.m. (Read Friday’s Echo Press for a story about Carstens.)
• Brandon. The parade will start at the Brandon School at 10:15 a.m. led by Grand Marshals Bob and Marlys Olson. A program at Legion Park will take place at 10:20 a.m., followed by a program at the school auditorium at 11 a.m. The speaker is Fredrick Parody, a sergeant and U.S. Army recruiter. Lunch will be served at noon by the Brandon Legion Auxiliary – $7.50 for adults and students, free for band members and pre-schoolers.
• Evansville. The Evansville American Legion Auxiliary Post 188 will serve dinner following a 10:15 a.m. American Legion parade. The program and dinner will be in the Evansville School Auditorium with Jeffery Wencl as the speaker.
• Millerville area. Inspiration Peak Legion Post 527 of Millerville will host Memorial Day honors at six local cemeteries on Monday. Members of the Legion and Auxiliairy will meet at the Legion Hall at 8 a.m. Military honors will take place at the Millerville Cemetery at 8:30 a.m., the Trinity Cemetery at 9 a.m., the Leaf Mountain Cemetery at 9:30 a.m., Urbank Cemetery at 10 a.m., St. James Cemetery at 10:30 a.m. and the Ebenezer Cemetery at 11 a.m. There will be a potluck lunch at the Legion Hall following the cemetery honors. All members and all veterans are encouraged to attend.
• Osakis. The Memorial Day Service is set to begin at 10:45 a.m. at Lakeside Cemetery. Just before the service, at 10:30 a.m., the popular Memorial Day parade will set out from Park Osagi and travel east along Lake Street to the cemetery. Representatives from the Osakis VFW and Auxiliary Honor Guard, Boy Scouts, Cub Scouts, Girl Scouts and Brownies will be featured in the parade. During the service, Osakis resident and military veteran Don Moore will be the guest speaker and provide the invocation and benediction.