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Memorial Day Programs


Memorial Day Programs

Monday, May 27


We gather each year on Memorial Day to mark the memory and salute the sacrifice of those who have given their most personal possession—life itself—that we might remain free. 


BERTHA-HEWITT • 10:30 a.m.


Advance the Colors Bertha Legion & Auxiliary Post 366

National Anthem Bertha-Hewitt Band

Pledge of Allegiance

Invocation Legion Chaplain Marvin Runyan

Introduction Legion Commander Karen O’Bar

The Address Jim Lucus

Song - Armed Forces on Parade Bertha-Hewitt Band

Present Check Karen O’Bar

Placing of the Memorial Wreath Jo and Tom Fern

Reading of Past Year’s Deceased Kelly Grant

Salute to the Dead Legion Firing Squad

Taps Jessie Collins & Christian Baumgartner

Words from the Commander Karen O’Bar

Benediction from Chaplain Marvin Runyan

Retire the Colors Legion & Auxiliary


The program will be held in the 2000 auditorium at the Bertha-Hewitt School. After the program, the American Legion will be serving a free lunch at the Bertha Community Center. 


CLARISSA • 9 a.m.


Clarissa Legion Post 213

Ceremonies conducted by Legion Commander Butch Booker and 

Auxiliary President Barb Petersen

8 a.m. — Coffee and donuts will be served to Veterans and their families, as well as Legion and Auxiliary members and their families at the Legion Hall.


9 a.m. Naval service at city park bridge


9:15 a.m. Program at Lions shelter with school band, choir and student speakers.

Speaker from the Eagles Healings Nest. 



After the program, we will proceed to the Immanual Lutheran Cemetery for a remembrance observance at the gravesite of Dale and Arlene Foote.


Conclusion Memorial Day observance at the CTCCC with a flag raising and Taps 


              EAGLE BEND • 10:30 a.m.


10:30 a.m.              At the GAR Cemetery

Firing squad


Flags flying half staff in honor of Jim Theiler and Mike Maland. 


11 a.m. Program at the VFW Club

Readings & Patriotic Songs

Small lunch to follow.




Master of Ceremonies Bob Schueller

National Anthem Browerville High School Band

Invocation Allen Mortensen

Pledge of Allegiance Public

Selection Browerville High School Band

Memorial Day Prayer

Tribute Over the Graves Commanders & Presidents 

Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 8391                                                                          

American Legion Post 293

Benediction Allen Mortensen

Salute to the Dead Firing Squad

Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 8391                                                                          

American Legion Post 293




Program to be held at the Christ the King Catholic Cemetery. In case of inclement weather, the program will be held at the Browerville High School gymnasium. 

Please see our website for a list of deceased veterans at 

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