Memorial Day Observances in Allamakee County

MEMORIAL DAY OBSERVANCE IN WAUKON - MONDAY, MAY 31
• Memorial Day Parade will line up at 9:15 a.m. and begins at 9:45 a.m. in front of Allamakee County Courthouse on Allamakee Street and travels south down Rossville Road to Oakland Cemetery (weather permitting)
• Memorial Day Observance Program follows parade, approximately 10 a.m. at Oakland Cemetery (at Waukon Banquet Center in the event of rain):
• Invocation - Pastor Bryan Mincks, Iron Ridge Church
• National Anthem - Bailey Sherman
• Pledge of Allegiance - Children volunteers
• General Logan’s Orders - Ethan Hooten
• Band Selection - Waukon High School Band
• Memorial Wreath Laying - Lindsey & Ella Lund and Grace Murphy
• POW/MIA Recognition - Moment of Silence
• Mrs. Poppy - Lisa Hagen
• Miss Poppy - Katherine and Hannah Hagen
• God Bless America - Waukon High School Band
• Quilts of Valor Presentation - Waukon Patriot Quilters
• America the Beautiful - Waukon High School Band
• Gettysburg Address - Olivia Marti
• Veterans Museum Presentation - John Bauercamper, Historical Society
• Grand Marshal Recognition - Osmund (Ozzie) Quandahl
• PROGRAM ADDRESS - Emma Palmer, Waukon High School - Voice of Democracy Essay winner
• Rifle Salute - Veterans Rifle Squad Honor Guard commanded by John Regan, Jr.
• Taps - Jean Schon, SSGT. U.S. Army, Retired
• Announcements and Closing Remarks
• Benediction - Pastor Bryan Mincks, Iron Ridge Church
• Master of Ceremonies: Warren Barr, U.S. Army Veteran
• Honor Guard: VFW Post 4117, American Legion Post 62 and Disabled American Veterans Chapter 8


LANSING AREA MEMORIAL DAY OBSERVANCE - MONDAY, MAY 31

WEXFORD
7:30 a.m. Legion and VFW Cemetery Service

GETHSEMANE
8:15 a.m. Legion and VFW Cemetery Service

THORNTON MANOR
8:30 a.m. Flag raising by Legion and VFW

MOUNT HOSMER
9 a.m. Flag raising by Legion and VFW

SWEENEY'S BOAT LANDING
10 a.m. Navy Remembrance - Firing Squad

PARADE
10:15 a.m. All active, reserve and former servicemen and women are invited to participate in the parade forming at the corner of Main and Front Streets at the Lansing Fire Station

OAK HILL CEMETERY
11 a.m. The following Memorial Day program will be held immediately upon arrival of the parade at Oak Hill Cemetery
Opening Remarks - Mayor Kyle Walleser
Music Selections - Kee High School Band
Invocation - Rev. Sean Smith
Gettysburg Address - Owen Henkes
"In Flanders Field" - Abby Wood
Roll Call - CMSgt. Cheryl Garin, USAF Ret.
Memorial Day Address - Pat Wagner
Firing Squad - Legion and VFW
TAPS - Austin St. Mary
Benediction - Rev. Sean Smith
If raining, program will be held at Kee High School at 11 a.m.

COMMITTEES
Flags at Lansing Cemeteries: Allen Stahl; Flags on Mt. Hosmer: Dick Roeder, John O’Hare; Wexford Cemetery: Ray Wagner


NEW ALBIN MEMORIAL DAY OBSERVANCE - MONDAY, MAY 31

9:30 A.M. CITY PARK/ST. PETER’S CEMETERY

In a yet modified version for this year’s Memorial Day Observance in New Albin due to ongoing COVID-19 precautions, the local Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) Post 5603 will be conducting Volleys and Taps at 9:30 a.m. Monday, May 31 outside at the New Albin Veterans Memorial in New Albin City Park. The observance will then move to St. Peter’s Cemetery on Highway 26 south of New Albin, where the VFW Post will conduct another series of firing Volleys and blowing Taps.


HARPERS FERRY/WATERVILLE MEMORIAL DAY OBSERVANCE - MONDAY, MAY 31

The annual Harpers Ferry/Waterville Memorial Day Parade and Program are set for Monday, May 31, with American Legion Scenic Post #722 hosting the event in Harpers Ferry. Legion and Auxiliary members will conduct services at area cemeteries again this year, according to the following schedule: Old East Paint Creek, 7:15 a.m.; Waterville, 7:45 a.m.; Cherry Mound, 8 a.m.; Paint Rock, 8:15 a.m.; Cota Creek Bridge, 8:30 a.m.; and Harpers Ferry Sandy Point Cemetery, 8:40 a.m.

Memorial Day Mass will be held at St. Ann-St. Joseph Church in Harpers Ferry, with everyone welcome to attend at 9 a.m. The parade will begin after the service, approximately 10 a.m., with line-up for the parade beginning at 8:30 a.m. Transportation will be provided for those unable to march.

The starting point of the parade will be at the church and it will proceed to the Veterans Memorial, where the Memorial Day Program will be conducted. The Waukon Middle School Band will provide patriotic music for the event. Post #722 will present the colors and give the gun salute, the Legion Auxiliary will place wreaths and Taps will be played. For more information or to enter a float in the parade, contact Parade Chairperson Bonnie Jones at 563-535-7429.

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