Memorial Day tributes scheduled across the area

Soldiers arrive to plant flags at Arlington National

Rolling Thunder will be at the Navy Memorial on Saturday, May 26th to host an annual wreath laying ceremony in conjunction with the Rolling Thunder Run. The event is free and open to all.

The Changing of the Guard at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier will begin at 1 p.m. Saturday and end Monday, occurring every half hour during the daytime and every hour at night. The national anthem will be performed by Tim Rehmer, commander of St. George American Legion Post 1164. The service will begin at 1 p.m.at the United Church of Dorset and East Rupert, 143 Church St.

The annual Memorial Day service hosted by the Town of Somerset, American Legion - Herbert W. Carr Post 425 and Barker Central School will begin at 10 a.m. Monday at the Soldiers Memorial at the town hall, 8700 Haight Road.

Ram Chavez, Director of the Veterans Band of Corpus Christi says, "Memorial Day first of all is not for me".

Check out the list of events to find a Memorial Day ceremony near you and share how you are commemorating Memorial Day with #beonksby.

Contact Ray Steele, chairman of the Veterans Memorial. for more details or if you like to honor a military veteran past, present or future with the purchase of a commemorative brick.

Memorial Day Service, 11 a.m. A potluck community picnic will be held on the Dorset Church lawn after the event. Parade lineup starts at 1:30 p.m. on the corner of Maple and Third streets.

This year's keynote address will be delivered by Marine Corps Master Gunnery Sgt. Brian E. Ivers, retired, a decorated veterans who served the military for 27 years and now works for the Fort Collins Police Department.

The ceremony will include raising of the colors, a prayer, guest speakers, inspirational observances, a 21-gun salute, Taps, and a static display of a Colorado NG Blackhawk helicopter. There also will be a flyover.

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3 p.m. - Three Chicks and a Stage will honor local veterans with the stage production "Play It Again, Uncle Sam".

Lerado Cemetery, Lerado and Pretty Prairie in Reno County, 10 a.m. - Featured speaker is Lt. Col. Trent Shepherd of the Kansas National Guard. During this process, each year, it is hard not to think about the sacrifices made by many of these Veterans in the service of our Country.

Buses will follow a holiday schedule with reduced service Monday.

On Monday, Memorial Day the Veteran will meet at 8:00-8:15 a.m.at the Maynard Community Hall to prepare for the days services. The sponsoring organizations, Clarke County Memorial VFW Post 9760 and American Legion Post 41, invite all attendees to join them at the VFW Post at 425 S. Buckmarsh St.in Berryville for a social event and free luncheon following the ceremony on Sunday.

Should the Memorial Day Celebration be canceled due to severe weather, a public service announcement will be broadcast on WNOS FM 103.9 at 10 a.m.

Memorial Day, originally called Decoration Day, is a day of remembrance for those who died in the nation's service.

The guest speaker for this year's Walton County Memorial Day Service will be Thomas T. Remington, who served as a U.S. Army infantry platoon commander in Vietnam.

Washougal City Councilman Ray Kutch, a U.S. Naval Academy graduate and former Naval flight officer and instructor, will be the guest speaker. Historians say it started during and immediately after the American Civil War, 1861-1865, which was fought over the enforced slavery of black people.

Stillwater area: 15-minute ceremony with a rifle salute and the playing of Taps by the honor guard and auxiliary from Greeder-Hinds-Comfort Post 323 of the Veterans of Foreign Wars, Stillwater, at 7 a.m.at Rutherford Cemetery; 7:30 a.m.at St. Matthews Cemetery in Grant; 7:50 a.m.at Withrow Cemetery; 8:30 a.m.at Houlton, Wis., Cemetery; 9 a.m.at Fairview Cemetery; 9:20 a.m.at Salem Cemetery; and 9:45 a.m.at the post, 5880 N. Omaha Ave.

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