Memorial Day events honor sacrificeSpooner The Northern Wisconsin Veterans Memorial Cemetery Memorial Day Ceremony begins at 1 p.m. Sunday.
The Northern Wisconsin Veterans Memorial Cemetery Memorial Day Ceremony begins at 1 p.m. Sunday. The cemetery is located on Veterans Way just off U.S. Highway 53, three miles south of Spooner, at N4063 Veterans Way. Veterans, their families and the public are invited to attend. For information, call (715) 635-5360 or (800) (947-8387) toll free or visit www.WisVets.com.
The Poplar American Legion, Bong-Hofstedt Post 409, conducts Memorial Day services starting at 9 a.m. Monday at Lakeside. From there veterans will be honored 9:30 a.m. in Maple; 10 a.m. in Blueberry; 10:30 a.m. at Brule; 11 a.m. at Highland; 11:30 a.m. at Lake Nebagamon; noon at Hawthorne; and 12:30 p.m. at Poplar. Members of the public wishing to view the ceremonies are asked to be at the cemetery at least 10 minutes prior to the scheduled time due to the tight schedule the Post is under. There are extended programs at many of the cemeteries to honor our department service men and women. Post members are asked to muster at Mother’s Kitchen in Poplar at 8:30 a.m.
Iron River area
Hanson-Maki Post 506 of the American Legion and VFW Post 10197 of Iron River honor the region’s deceased veterans starting at 8:30 a.m. Monday at Everest Cemetery in Waino. From there, they’ll make stops at Lutheran Cemetery in Oulu at 9 a.m.; Hillcrest Cemetery in Oulu at 9:30 a.m.; Pine Glade Cemetery, Oulu, at 10 a.m.; Tripp Cemetery in Tripp at 10:45 a.m.; St. Michael’s Cemetery in Iron River at 11:30 a.m.; City Cemetery in Iron River at noon; and St. Florian’s Cemetery in Ino at 12:30 p.m. Prayer is offered by Wally Skerbeck, Chaplin for VFW Post 10197 and American Legion Post 506. Legion and post members along with their auxiliaries, honor guard and rifle squad are led by Dale A. Mitchell. Honor guard members are asked to attend a luncheon offered by the Good Fellowship of St. Florian’s Church, Ino. The Ladies Auxiliary also hosts a pancake breakfast 8 a.m. to noon at the VFW Post 10197 on U.S. Highway 2 in Iron River.
The Douglas County Veterans Memorial Day Council will hold a Memorial Day program beginning at 10:30 a.m. Monday at Greenwood Cemetery’s Soldiers Circle. The Memorial Day address will be given by Col. Patrick Gallagher, deputy commander, 372nd Engineers Brigade. Gallagher has served the Wisconsin Army National Guard for more than 23 years, including two deployments to Afghanistan, and was awarded the Bronze Star Medal with an Oak Leaf Cluster. American Legion Post 435 will present the volley. Ron Horn and Dan Atkinson of Disabled American Veterans Chapter 4 will raise the flag. Bill Duffy will toll the bell. Both invocation and benediction will be given by Rev. Mark Holmes of Darrow Road Wesleyan Church.