Douglas County veterans who died serving their country will be honored with a number of area services this Memorial Day, May 31.

American Legion Post 435, Superior

Richard I. Bong American Legion Post 435 will host a Memorial Day Ceremony at 10:30 a.m. Monday, May 31, at Veterans’ Circle in Greenwood Cemetery, 8402 Tower Ave. The Harbor Master Singers will provide pre-event music beginning at 10:15 a.m.

The ceremony will include the American Legion Post 435 and TREA Chapter 119 Honor Guard, presentation of wreaths by local organizations and speaker Dustin Heckman, director of the Richard I. Bong Veterans Historical Center. American Legion Post 435 Commander Eual Moore will emcee the event.

Following the ceremony at Greenwood, the post will also conduct a short flag raising ceremony at the Richard I. Bong Veterans Historical Center at noon.

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The public is invited to attend both events. Golf carts will be available for those with limited mobility. A handicapped accessible portable restroom will also be available.

American Legion Post 409, Poplar

Bong-Hofstedt American Legion Post 409 will host ceremonies at eight Douglas County cemeteries on Memorial Day, May 31. Post members will arrive, conduct the ceremony and depart immediately due to the distance between cemeteries. The events will occur rain or shine at the following times and locations:

  • 9 a.m. Lakeside Cemetery
  • 9:30 a.m. Maple Cemetery

  • 10 a.m. Blueberry Cemetery

  • 10:30 a.m. Brule Cemetery

  • 11 a.m. Highland Cemetery

  • 11:30 a.m. Lake Nebagamon Cemetery

  • Noon Hawthorne Cemetery

  • 12:30 Poplar Cemetery

Those unable to attend a ceremony are encouraged to pause for a minute of silence to remember the country's fallen heroes. Traditionally, this moment of remembrance takes place at 3 p.m. local time.