Remembering the fallen
The Richard I. Bong Veterans Historical Center announces free admission for Veterans Memorial Day weekend to honor those who have served and sacrificed to safe guard our freedoms.
The Center also announces that the Superior Singers will once again present a free concert at 1 p.m. Monday in the center’s galleries.
During the summer months the Center is open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday-Saturday, and noon to 5 p.m. Sunday. If your group is interested in a special after-hours tour, call 715-392-7151 to arrange details.
Other Memorial Day events include:
Bong-Hofstedt American Legion
Members of the Bong-Hofstedt American Legion Post 409 travel to a number of Douglas County cemeteries Monday to honor fallen veterans. They begin at 9 a.m. at Lakeside Cemetery then travel to Maple Cemetery at 9:30 a.m., Blueberry Cemetery at 10 a.m., Brule Cemetery at 10:30 a.m., Highland Cemetery at 11 a.m., Lake Nebagamon Cemetery at 11:30 a.m. and Hawthorne Cemetery at noon, finishing at 12:30 p.m. at Poplar Cemetery.
Richard I. Bong
Rain or shine, members of the Richard I. Bong American Legion Post 435 Honor Guard present colors and fire rifles to honor veterans at Greenwood Cemetery at 10:30 a.m. If the weather is good, speakers follow at the cemetery. Keynote speaker for the event is Trevor Welsch, Douglas County veteran service officer. Maj. Dave Clark with the Salvation Army also speaks and Chuck Jarvi, commander of American Legion Post 418 lays a wreath. In the case of inclement weather, the speakers give their presentations at the Superior Elks Club.
VFW Post 10197
Members of the Hanson-Maki American Legion Post 506 and VFW Post 10197 of Iron River provide services at area cemeteries. Services begin at 8:30 a.m. at Everrest Cemetery in Waino, followed at 9 a.m. at Lutheran Cemetery, Oulu; 9:30 a.m. at Hillcrest Cemetery, Oulu; 10 a.m. at Oulu Cemetery; 10:45 a.m. at Tripp Cemetery; 11:30 a.m. at St. Michael’s Cemetery, Iron River; noon at City Cemetery, Iron River; and 12:30 p.m. at St. Floroam’s Cemetery, Ino.
The American Legion Lockman-Jensen Post 499 in Gordon conducts two programs and a number of cemetery services on Memorial Day. The day’s activities begin with a memorial service at 8:15 a.m. at the Wascott Cemetery. At 9 a.m. a Memorial Day program takes place at the Gordon Town Hall. There will be speakers, comments from commanders and music provided by the Northwood High School Band directed by David Rankila. The program is followed by a 9:30 a.m. memorial services at the Gordon Cemetery, a 10:45 a.m. service at Bennett Lutheran Cemetery and an 11 a.m. service at Bennett Cemetery. A second Memorial Day program begins at 11:45 a.m. at Solon Springs High School with music by the Solon Springs High School Band directed by Megan Elm.
Post members round out the day’s events with memorial services at 12:15 p.m. at Solon Springs Evergreen Cemetery and 12:30 p.m. at Solon Springs Catholic Cemetery.