June 19, 2018

List of Memorial Day observances in Colorado

25 May 2018, 01:23 | Marta Robbins

Several Memorial Day 2018 events planned in Grand Rapids area

Memorial Day services announced for the area

Operation Flags for Vets: Volunteers sought to place flags on approximately 77,000 gravesites at Massachusetts National Cemetery.

10 a.m. - Keeler-Adams American Legion Post 1168 will hold a Memorial Day service at the Edgewood Cemetery, weather permitting. Bring lawn chairs to the ceremony.

Commerce City will hold its 54th annual Memorial Day Parade on Monday at 10 a.m. Tribute will be paid to veterans interred at sea.

Monday - American Legion Harvey Funk Post 494, Caledonia, will conduct Memorial Day services with a rifle salute at these cemeteries: McPherson Cemetery, 7100 block of Highway K, Raymond, 9 a.m.; Oak Grove Cemetery, Highway G and 76th Street, Raymond, 9:15 a.m.; St. Louis Cemetery, 13207 Highway G, Caledonia, 9:30 a.m.; Trinity Lutheran Cemetery, 7 Mile and Nicholson roads, Caledonia, 10 a.m.; Caledonia Memorial Cemetery, 6800 block of Nicholson Road, Caledonia, 10:30 a.m.; Caledonia-Mount Pleasant Memorial Park, highways K and H, Caledonia, 11 a.m.; Harvey Funk Post 494, 4700 block of Highway 41 (East Frontage Road), Caledonia, 11:30 a.m. Military personnel will stand at attention in one-hour shifts throughout 24-hour period.

This year's event will begin Sunday at 1 p.m., kicking off from the corner of 72nd Street and Grand Avenue. Keynote speaker will be retired Lt. Col. Ralph Negron, a career Marine infantry officer who served in Vietnam. Everyone is asked to help place miniature American flags on the graves at the conclusion of the program. The parade will travel down Main Street. Coralville American Legion Post 721 will hold the service, which is free and open to the public.

The neighborhood's Memorial Day festivities will actually begin a day early this year, as Our Lady of Mercy in Forest Hills will host a Mass for deceased military members on Saturday at 5 p.m.

"This may be our last chance to have a WWII veteran as our Guest Speaker", Schlieve said. Victor Valley Memorial Park will host its annual Memorial Day Service. Sponsor: Centerville Civic Association.

The VFW Auxiliary will provide breakfast at the VFW Hall for everyone participating in putting out the flags. The parade will follow at 10 a.m.

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Elaine May-Spem, a retired sergeant major with the U.S. A Haverhill High School student is expected to recite "The Gettysburg Address", by former President Abraham Lincoln and a Whittier Vocational Technical High School student is expected to deliver General Logan's Order. This program is being organized the Bigfork Elementary School.

10 a.m. -4 p.m. - Friends of Lake Mattoon will have a celebration at Lake Mattoon Beach, near Neoga. No charge for veterans. The cookout, featuring chili and ribs, will run from 11:30 6 p.m.

Special activities are planned in each of the three Clare County communities this weekend to celebrate Memorial Day.

Monday, 8:30 a.m. - Ceremony at the foot bridge adjacent to Iowa River Power Company, 501 1st First Ave., in memory of service members who died at sea. Music by the Lakewood Salvation Army Band, floral tributes. Speakers include Mayor James Fiorentini and Ingham. Opening and closing prayers will be offered by Pastor Ron Mains of Forestview Church of God. Taps will be played by Clement Lily. Free and open to public; space limited. There will also be church services at the cemeteries on Memorial Day and flags will line the cemetery courtesy of the VFW. Afterward, the parade will return to the American Legion post. It is sponsored by the Pricetown Church of Christ and is free to everyone.

The annual Memorial Day parade steps off from Hood Commons at 11 a.m. and ends at MacGregor Park on East Broadway where traditional services will follow. Organized by community leaders Joe Manners and Felix Diaz, the event will begin at 11 the cemetery located at 1414 Olive Oro Grande.

Jimmy Wilson from Beaver-Pittman American Legion Post 115 is the Master of Ceremonies and Chairman of the Memorial Day Ceremonies.

This photograph shows some of the veteran memorial banners that were recently placed in downtown Greenfield.

Participants will assemble at 10 a.m.

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