Northland's Memorial Day events scheduleSunrise Memorial Park in Hermantown will host its annual Memorial Day service on Monday starting at 9 a.m.
By: News Tribune staff, Duluth News Tribune
Sunrise Memorial Park in Hermantown will host its annual Memorial Day service on Monday starting at 9 a.m.
The ceremony, titled “Remembering Our Fallen Heroes,” will run from 9 until 10:30 a.m. and include military honors by the Duluth Combined Honor Guard; a flag presentation by the Duluth Sea Cadets Honor Guard; the Duluth Bible Church Patriotic Choir; and several speakers, including Col. Penny Dieryck of the 148th Fighter Wing; Dr. Andrew Chiu from Essentia Health; and Wayne Johnson, who fought in World War II with the Flying Tigers.
The ceremony will be followed by free refreshments from 10:30 a.m. to noon. A large tent will be set up, so events will go on rain or shine.
Sunrise Memorial Park is located at the corner of Miller Trunk Highway and Arrowhead Road.
Tester Niemi Post 562 of Brookston will conduct color guard services on Memorial Day at the following cemeteries:
Carlton’s Nicholson-Sellgren VFW Post 2962 will visit the following cemeteries Monday.
Cloquet VFW Post 3979, American Legion Post 262, Disabled American Veterans Chapter 18 and American Ex-Prisoners of War, along with their auxiliaries, will visit the following cemeteries on Monday.
Cloquet Veterans Park, 11 a.m. Monday. Patriotic music by the Cloquet Community Band, followed by a flag-raising ceremony at 11:30 a.m. The Memorial Day address will be delivered by Chaplain Dennis Morriem of Community Memorial Hospital.
Duluth and Superior
The Duluth Honor Guard will make the following visits on Monday.
Gary-New Duluth Veterans Memorial rededication, 9 a.m. Monday at the corner of Commonwealth Avenue (Minnesota Highway 23) and Stowe Street. Go here for more information on the event and the memorial.
Memorial Day Parade, 12:30 p.m. Monday, 59th Avenue West and Grand Avenue. Call (218) 624-5518
The Superior Singers present “Homeland,” a patriotic concert, 1 p.m. Monday, Richard I. Bong Veterans Historical Center, 305 Harborview Parkway, Superior. Free. Call (218) 348-8314 or check out superiorsingers.com.
Memorial service, 5 p.m. Wednesday, at the Korean War Memorial on the Lakewalk near the Pickwick restaurant and near the Vietnam Memorial. This service is sponsored by the B Company Marines and the dedication is in honor of all Korean War veterans and will include the Combined Honor Guard firing a salute, a prayer from a pastor, a bagpiper and singer Mary Rose Varo. Call Dale Erickson at (218) 879-2725.
Memorial service and 20th anniversary dedication, 6 p.m. Wednesday, Northland Vietnam Memorial on the Lakewalk. Features former Mayor John Fedo and his wife, Lori, singer Mark Rubin, Mayor Don Ness, bagpipes, wreath-placing, rifle salute and taps. Following the ceremony, gather at Midi Restaurant to hear additional speakers, award-winning essays and Brett Small, combat veteran and songwriter. Call Durbin at (218) 590-3156.
Silver Bay Community Program at Silver Bay Veterans Home, 10:30 a.m., with refreshments to follow.
Two Harbors Community Program, 9:30 a.m. at high school auditorium with patriotic music by the Two Harbors City Band. Formal program starts at 10 a.m. People who are willing are asked to proceed afterward to the Agate Bay boat landing to place floral arrangements on the water in honor of Navy and Coast Guard fallen. Later there will be a gathering at Lakeview Cemetery veterans‘ section flagpole for full military honors and the raising of the flag to full staff.
At the conclusion of the flag ceremony, a picnic-style luncheon will be served at the American Legion Post in downtown Two Harbors.
Memorial Day Service, 1 p.m. Monday, Florenton Cemetery, 7449 Highway 169, Virginia. Features Mountain Iron Legion No. 220 Honor Guard.