REMEMBERING: Area Memorial Day celebrations...

In Waukon...
In Waukon...
In Harpers Ferry ...
In Harpers Ferry ...
In Lansing ...
In Lansing ...
In New Albin ...
In New Albin ...

In Waukon...
The annual Memorial Day Observance held May 28 at Oakland Cemetery in Waukon included delivery of the featured presentation by Sean Liddiard (pictured at far left), who was a national finalist in the VFW and Auxiliary Voice of Democracy student essay contest this year and shared his award-winning essay with those in attendance. There was no parade as part of this year’s Memorial Day events, but a variety of traditional honorings - both more recent and some long established - remained as part of this year’s observance. Quilts of Valor were bestowed on local veterans (pictured at immediate right) during Monday's observance program. Pictured at center, Lisa Hagen and her two daughters, Katherine and Hannah Hagen, were recognized with Mrs. Poppy and Miss Poppy honors this year. Photos by Robin Johnson.

In Harpers Ferry ...
The annual Memorial Day observance in Harpers Ferry was held Monday, May 28. The traditional parade continues its strong showing, being led by the flag-carrying efforts of American Legion Post 722 (pictured at left) and graced with numerous entries paying tribute to those who served, such as in the photo above. Following the parade, the annual observance program took place at the site of the Veterans Memorial, which members of the American Legion Auxiliary again adorned with wreaths in honor of local veterans, as pictured at right. Photos by Joe Moses.

In Lansing ...
The annual Memorial Day observance in Lansing took place Monday, May 28. Lansing resident Mark Fore (pictured at right below) presented this year's Memorial Day Address at Oak Hill Cemetery. Among the many events held at various locations throughout Lansing's Memorial Day Observance was the Navy Remembrance along the riverfront (pictured at left), along with a flag raising at Mt. Hosmer, where the local Veterans Memorial displays its honoring. Photos by Susan Cantine-Maxson.

In New Albin ...
The Memorial Day Observance in New Albin took place Monday, May 28, with U.S. Navy Veteran Devoine Meiners of Eitzen, MN (pictured below) delivering this year's Memorial Day Address. Members of the Thomas family (photo at immediate left) were honored with Quilts of Valor for their military service, with Gary and Sara Thomas accepting a quilt on behalf of their son, Jon Paul; their other two sons, Ty and Glenn, each receiving a quilt; and Donna Thomas accepting a quilt each for her and Ty’s two children, Zach and Laura. This year's observance ceremony also included an honoring at St. Joseph’s Cemetery (pictured at far left). Photos by Lori Darling.
 

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