2019 Memorial Day Services in our Area

Friday May 24th
-The Tomah VA Medical Center will host a Memorial Day Ceremony on Friday at 10am at the Veterans Hall in Tomah.

Sunday May 26th
-On Sunday May 26th the Minnesota State Veterans Cemetery in Preston will host a Memorial Service. The public is invited to attend. There will be music beginning at 1:30 and a 2pm Ceremony.
-Clermont American Legion will host a Memorial Day pancake breakfast on Sunday from 8 am to 1pm at the Clermont Opera House along with Auxiliary bake sale and silent Auction
-There will be a Memorial Weekend Pancake breakfast on Sunday from 7a m to noon at the Harpers Ferry Fire stations

Monday May 27th
-The Wadena legion will be hosting their legion Memorial Services on Monday at 10:30 at the Wadena All Veterans Memorial. There will be Dinner to follow at the Legion Hall.
-Harpers Ferry/Waterville Memorial Day Parade and Program will be held on Monday May 27th. Beginning at the Old East Paint Creek Cemetery at 7:15, Waterville at 7:45, Cherry Mound at 8a, Paint Rock at 8:15, Cota Creek Bridge at 8:30, Harper Ferry Sandy Point Cemetery at 8:40. Then a memorial mass will be held at St Ann St Joseph Church at 9am, parade to follow at approximate 10am. Parade line up begins at 8:30 and transportation will be provided for those unable to March in the parade. The Legion and it’s Auxiliary will also be having a pork chop dinner at 11am.
-Waukon Community Meals will be serving Memorial Day Supper at the First Presbyterian Church in Waukon on Monday from 5 to 7pm.
-There will be a Memorial Day lunch held at the Hauge Lutheran church, rural Decorah, on Monday from 11am to 1pm.
-Decorah memorial Day services will be observed beginning with a parade at the West Decorah Bridge at 10am. The parade, featuring Grand Marshals Howie Bernatz and Bob McQueen, will process to the courthouse where Memorial day ceremonies will continue featuring speaker Jim Burns. All Veterans who wish to participate in the parade should meet at 5th Ave at 9:30, for those unable to march there will be a flatbed trailer provided. Decorah Quilts of Valor will be conducting a presentation ceremony at 3pm at the VFW Post in Decorah. They will be awarding quilts of valor to Mel Macal, Pat Corrigan, Collyn Bridges, Ferneva Brimacomb, Tom Klimesh, Dennis Fisher, Ray Koshatka, Jim Mensen, Larry Elf Lectenburg and Chuck Humpal.
-There will be a Memorial Day pancake breakfast serving from 8am to 11am at New Hope Methodist Church in Red Mound Wisconsin. Carry outs will be available and there will also be a bake sale.
-The Waukon Memorial Day Parade, muster time 9:15, step off 9:45, is going to be rerouted due to construction. It will start out in the St. Pats parking lot and individuals may park there or in the parking lot behind Waukon State Bank. The parade will head east on 1st Ave SW toward Kwik Star. The parade will then head south (right at Kwik Star) on Rossville Rd and run all the way to the Oakland Cemetery. Should the parade be canceled due to weather, the program will still take place at the Waukon Reception Center on Rossville Rd. Avenue of flags will not be put out this year due to construction and possibility of rain. However, we will be putting out the 18 KIA flags only at the cemetery Saturday morning. For the Memorial Day dinner at the vets club, there is parking in the city parking lot south of the courthouse, the two courthouse parking lots, behind the Vets Club and the Farm Bureau Building.
-The Mabel VFW Post will be conducting Memorial Day Services beginning at Highland Lutheran Cemetery at 7:30, then Hesper Lutheran at 8:30, Hesper Public at 9am, Burr Oak at 9:45am, Henrytown at 10:15, Prosper at 10:45. They will march from the Mabel Legion to the Steam Engine grounds at 11:20 am with a program, featuring speaker Eddie Macha and music by the Mabel-Canton band, will be held at the Steam Engine Grounds beginning at 11:30. There will be a potluck meal held after the services at the Mabel American legion. In case of rain the program will be held at the High School Auditorium
-The American Legion in Spring Grove will be having a program on Monday beginning with a parade from the school to Viking Memorial park at 9:45. The program begins at 10am featuring speaker Legion Commander Anne Doering and music by the Spring Grove High School Band and decoration of crosses by the Boy and Girl Scout troops of Spring Grove. In case of inclement weather the program will be held at the school
-High Roller Skating Centers in LaCrosse and Eau Claire will be hosting skates on Monday from noon to 4pm to raise money for the A Million thanks Fund a Scholarship program that raises fund to provide higher education scholarships for children of fallen military members. 50% of all center admissions will be donated. For more information log on to high roller skating dot com
-McGregor memorial Day Events begin with a memorial service at St Mary’s Catholic Cemetery, a parade leaving MFL MarMac Middle school at 10 processing to the riverfront and there will be a memorial service at 11am at Pleasant Grove Cemetery featuring speaker Mike Ayers.
-New Albin memorial day services will be held at 9am at the Community Center featuring music by the Kee Middle School Band and readings from the book Veterans from the Heartland by Maury Gallagher and a presentation of Quilts by the NEIA Quilters.
-Lansing Memorial Day services begin at 7:30 on Monday morning at Wexford Cemetery, then to Gethsemane Cemetery at 8:15 , 8:30 am flag raising at Thornton Manor, 9am flag raising at Mount Hosmer and a Navy Remembrance Ceremony at Sweeney’s Boat Landing at 10am. There will be a parade at 10:15 and a program at Oak Hill Cemetery at 11am featuring music from the Kee High school Band and a memorial day address by Dustin Benzing. If it is raining the program will be held at Kee High School.
-American legion Post 467, Spillville/Ridgeway will host Memorial Day Services at the Ridgeway United Lutheran Cemetery beginning at 9:30 featuring speaker Dan O’Brian.

-A Memorial Day program will be hosted by members of the Belding Fox Slagle Legion Post 189 at 10:00 a.m., Monday, May 27 in front of the Waucoma Veterans Memorial. Following the program, all are invited to the Waucoma Event Center for coffee and treats. In case of rain the program will be held at the Waucoma Event Center.
-The Calmar Memorial Day observance will begin with visits to cemeteries.
Veterans will start the day at Springfield Lutheran at 7:30 a.m. and then move to Calmar Lutheran at 7:45 a.m., Festina at 8 a.m., St. Aloysius at 8:15 a.m. and Lake Meyer at 9 a.m.
The day’s observances will conclude at the Winneshiek County Freedom Rock in Calmar at 9:30 a.m. A Memorial Service will take place at the South Winneshiek Auditorium at 10 a.m. Robert Gross, administrator at the Minnesota State Veterans Cemetery, is the planned speaker with the Rev. Robert Gross as clergy.