Memorial Day cemetery schedules
American Legion Post #85 – North Branch
The traditional North Branch Memorial Day Parade begins at 11:15 a.m. at the Legion Hall May 28, and ends at Central Park this year at 11:30 a.m. Guest speaker will be Staff Sergeant James Kraus. He is currently assigned to the 850th Engineer company, a veteran of Operation Enduring Freedom, and has served in our military for 32 years. Only those veterans who passed away in the past year will have their names read.
The Legion will visit the following cemeteries and lead a brief ceremony:
Kost Cemetery 8:00 a.m.
Oxford-Salem Lutheran Cemetery 8:30 a.m.
West Oxford Cemetery 9:05 a.m.
St. John Lutheran Cemetery in Weber 9:30 a.m.
Spring Lake Lutheran Cemetery 10:15 a.m.
Grothe-Jacobson VFW Post #6692 – Rush City
Rush Point Baptist Cemetery 8:50 a.m.
Calvary Lutheran Cemetery Rush Point 9:00 a.m.
Rush Lake Peterson’s Resort 9:30 a.m.
St. John’s Lutheran Cemetery 9:45 a.m.
West Rock Cemetery & Johnson Memorial 10:00 a.m.
Free Mission, Pine County Line 10:15 a.m.
Mission Covenant 10:35 a.m.
Catholic Cemetery 10:45 a.m.
Golden LivingCenter (Hillcrest) 11:15 a.m.
Taylor Cemetery 11:30 a.m.
First Lutheran Cemetery, Rush City 11:45 a.m.
Triangle Park at the flag pole Noon
VFW hall 12:15 p.m.
American Legion Post #139 – Harris
Harris Legion Hall 9:00 a.m.
Sunrise 9:30 a.m.
Oak Grove 10:15 a.m.
Harris Covenant 10:40 a.m.
Dale 11:10 a.m.
Fish Lake Lutheran 11:30 a.m.
Dinner will be available at the Fish Lake Lutheran Church.
American Legion – Stacy
Peterson-Waller Post #312
Stacy Cemetery 9:00 a.m.
Wyoming Methodist Cemetery 9:45 a.m.
Wyoming Lutheran Cemetery 10:15 a.m.
Linwood Cemetery 11:00 a.m.
Governor Dayton has proclaimed Monday, May 28, 2012 to be observed as an official Minnesota State holiday. Governor Mark Dayton released the following statement regarding the Memorial Day Holiday:
“On this Memorial Day, I ask all Minnesotans to take time to remember the courageous men and women, who have served our country, especially those fallen heroes who made the supreme sacrifice. They gave their lives for our freedom and security. We are forever in their debt.
“Let us also remember and comfort their families, who have had to bear the terrible burdens of losing their husbands and wives, their sons and daughters, their mothers and fathers. They, too, have made great sacrifices for our benefit.
“This spring, about 2,700 Minnesotans, members of the famed “Red Bulls,” have returned home from their war zone assignments. They are especially deserving of our gratitude, our support, and our assistance, on this Memorial Day and the days following.”