Amherst Memorial Day schedule

The Tomorrow River Veterans of Foreign Wars Post #11346 and Selma Voigt Post #22 American Legion will sponsor Memorial Day services on Monday, May 29, in the Amherst High School gym. Park in the back parking lot and enter the school building through cafeteria door C8. The program will honor all those who have given the ultimate sacrifice for their country. The theme of the program is “Generations of Sacrifice for Our Freedom.” Students from the Amherst Schools will design posters to display throughout the area.

Patriotic music performed by the Shulfer family and friends will begin at 8:30 a.m., with the program beginning at 9 a.m. Pastor Kari Riley from the United Methodist Church is the clergy for the ceremonies. Gold Star Mother Joan Uhl will be honored, and families of veterans who passed away since last year’s program will be recognized. Poetry written by Carolyn Fogg will be shared at the program and at the bridge and cemetery observances.

Blue Star flags will be presented to families of active duty service people who have not already received one. Parents of current active duty service members who have not received a blue star flag to display are asked to contact Aralda Bell at (715) 258-0237.

At about 10 a.m., attendees will then march in the annual Memorial Day Solemn Procession to the Mill Street Bridge for a ceremony to honor all those lost at sea. From the bridge, the procession will march to the flag pole at Greenwood Cemetery for the final ceremonies along with a gun salute and the playing of “Taps.”

In order to have enough street room for the band and its color guard, it is requested that cars not be parked in the street along the route of the procession. Your cooperation would be greatly appreciated.

After the cemetery ceremony, a reception may be held at the High School Commons if a volunteer can be found to coordinate it this year. Please contact Bell if you would be willing to coordinate the reception.

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