Veterans groups slate ceremonies Monday
Several Fargo-Moorhead area patriotic groups will hold Memorial Day ceremonies Monday. United Patriotic Bodies, Fargo, will hold its annual program at 11 a.m. at Riverside Cemetery, 2102 5th St. S. Following that, the organization will hold servi...
Several Fargo-Moorhead area patriotic groups will hold Memorial Day ceremonies Monday.
United Patriotic Bodies, Fargo, will hold its annual program at 11 a.m. at Riverside Cemetery, 2102 5th St. S. Following that, the organization will hold services at Sunset Memorial Gardens Cemetery, 1715 52nd Ave. S.
The program at Riverside will start with a procession from the cemetery's front gate to the Grand Army of the Republic area for a service.
The group will then move to the cemetery's memorial area for a program. Darrol Schroeder, retired U.S. Air Force major general, will be the keynote speaker. The Fargo American Legion Band will provide music.
Other activities during the program include wreath and flower-laying ceremonies, a Fargo Veterans of Foreign Wars firing squad ceremony and playing of taps.
United Patriotic Bodies is the umbrella organization for Fargo veterans' groups and their auxiliaries.
Also Monday, Sunset Memorial Gardens' officials will celebrate the cemetery's 50th anniversary. They will dedicate a new veterans' memorial at noon.
The memorial includes seven flagpoles flying the U.S., POW/MIA, Army, Navy, Air Force, Coast Guard and Marine flags.
The Moorhead VFW and American Legion will hold joint services at 11 a.m. in the Moorhead National Guard Armory, 1002 15th Ave. N.
West Fargo's VFW color guard will hold a flag-raising ceremony at the VFW, 308 Sheyenne St., at 10:30 a.m., then march to Elmwood Park. Services will start in the park at 11 a.m. The ladies' auxiliary will serve refreshments following the service.
Other area Memorial Day events include:
E Richard E. Nelson American Legion Post 297, Harwood, N.D., and Helmer L. Ellenson American Legion Post 132, Gardner, N.D., will hold a joint service at 10 a.m. in Oakwood Cemetery, Harwood. The cemetery is on the north end of the frontage road on the west side of Interstate 29. The Legion auxiliary will serve lunch at the Harwood Legion club about 11 a.m.
E Memorial services at the Arthur (N.D.) Community Hall at 9:30 a.m. The Rev. Janet Miller will be the speaker. A potluck dinner will follow the service.
The Horace (N.D.) American Legion will hold memorial services at the following cemeteries: Clemenson, 9:15 a.m.; St. Benedict, 9:30; Hickson Lower Wild Rice, 9:45; Salem, 10; Horace, 11; Sheyenne River, 11:15; St. John's, 11:30; and Brinks, 11:45. If it rains Monday, the Legion will hold a service at 11 in the senior hall in Horace. A potluck lunch will be served in the hall following the service.