Memorial Day Programs

Monday, May 31

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 Hand Salute

National Anthem Public

Pledge of Allegiance Public

Invocation Legion Chaplain Butch Rice

Introduction Legion Commander Karen O’Bar


Song - Armed Forces on Parade

Reading of Past Year Deceased Matt Cardinal

Prayer for All Deceased Veterans Legion Chaplain Butch Rice

Salute to the Dead Taps

Words from the Commander Karen O’Bar

Benediction Chaplain Butch Rice

Retire the Colors Legion & Auxiliary

The program will be held in the 2000 auditorium at the Bertha-Hewitt School. The program will be held via virtual broadcast from the Bertha-Hewitt High School. Broadcast will be on the Bertha-Hewitt High School website. The link will be available to join live or to watch at your convenience.

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.

Adam Reidel - Guest Speaker

After the program, we will proceed to the Woodman Cemetery for a remembrance observance at the gravesites of Russell and Leora Lundstrom. Russell was a Prisoner of War of the German Army during WWII, but was able to escape.

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 Albert “Albie” Notch, U.S. Navy 1953-1957; Mervin Johnson, U.S. Navy 1944-1946; Edward Rogers, U.S. Army 1944-1946; Norman Thorpe, U.S. Army 1968-1970; Donald Gadbaw, U.S. Navy - Korea.

11 a.m. Kali Christensen - Guest Speaker

Readings & Patriotic Songs

Small lunch to follow.

In case of inclement weather, the program will be held at the Veterans Club.


Master of Ceremonies Bob Schueller

National Anthem Browerville High School Band & Choir

Invocation Pastor Mitchell Bechtold

Pledge of Allegiance Public

Selection - American Pride Browerville High School Band

Symbols for the Folds of the Flag Deb Wieshalla

VFW Auxiliary 8391 President

Memorial Day Prayer Amy Kotula

Tribute Over the Graves Commanders & Presidents

Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 8391

American Legion Post 293

Benediction Pastor Mitchell Bechtold

Salute to the Dead Firing Squad

Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 8391

American Legion Post 293

Taps Dylan Uphus

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.

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