Memorial Day is this Monday, and to celebrate the holiday a number of communities have scheduled programs to honor those who have given their lives serving their country....
Memorial Day is this Monday, and to celebrate the holiday a number of communities have scheduled programs to honor those who have given their lives serving their country.
These programs include speeches, military salutes, music and readings all conducted to honor and remember those whose lives have been lost.
What follows is a list of those programs being held in the area:
• The Redwood Falls American Legion, in conjunction with the VFW and other veterans organizations, is hosting a program starting at 6:30 p.m. in the PAC at RVMS/HS. Steven Collins is speaking.
The RVHS band is also scheduled to perform during the program, with readings from boys state and girls state reps. A meal is being served at the Legion Hall from 6-8:30 p.m. as well.
• At 9:30 a.m. in the school in Walnut Grove a program is being held, with Maydra Maas speaking. The school’s fifth and sixth grade band is set to perform.
• The new Sanborn veterans memorial is the site for a 10 a.m. program in Sanborn. Gene Olswold, American Le-gion Second District first vice-commander is scheduled to speak. The Sons of the American Legion is sponsoring a pancake breakfast following the program.
• At 10:30 a.m. in Morgan at Gil-Mor Manor a program is being held, with the Cedar Mountain High School band playing and several readings included. A potluck dinner is being held at Mike Larsen’s place starting at 11:30 a.m.
• A Memorial day program is being held in Wabasso at the community center starting at 10 a.m. with Tom Moore, a retired first sergeant, speaking. A pot luck lunch is being held starting at 11:30 a.m.
• A program is being held in Wanda at 10:30 a.m. at the Legion hall. Pastor Dan Larsen is giving the address. Lunch is being served following the program with a free will offering being accepted.
• Ted Suss is going to be speaking at the Vesta program which is set to start at 7:30 p.m. in the community hall. Mem-orial services are being held at the Vesta and Holy Name cemeteries. Refreshments are being served following the services.
• At 10 a.m. in Seaforth a program is being held at the Legion hall with Samantha Arnold speaking. Both cemeteries are also going to be visited, with a pot luck dinner at the Legion hall at noon.
• Starting at 6:30 p.m. at the Lucan community center the Lucan community band is going to perform. A program follows at 7 p.m. with MSG William Klaers speaking. Refreshments follow.
• A program is being held in Belview at the Odeon Hall starting at 9:30 a.m. with Deb Hess speaking. Services are going to be held at the Belview and Rock Dell cemeteries, with a dinner following at the Legion hall.
• Don Pals is going to give the address at the Milroy program which is being held at the school starting at 10 a.m. The Legion and Legion Auxiliary are going to be presenting scholarships during the program, with a service at the community veterans memorial following. A pot luck is being held at noon at the Legion hall.
• In Clements, a program is being held at the Legion hall starting at 10 a.m. with Dan Cudmore speaking. Refreshments follow.
• The Lamberton program is being held at 10:30 a.m. at the veterans monument in the park on Main Street.
Henry Timm, a Lam-berton graduate and West Point graduate is speaking. A pot luck follows at the hall.