Memorial Day

PARADE: The Ashland Memorial Day ceremony will begin with a parade down Silver Street, followed by a ceremony at Ashland Cemetery. (Staff Photo by Suzi Nelson)

Two area memorial events are planned in the area for Monday, May 27.

Ashland

Ashland American Legion Post 129

Monday, May 27, 2019, 10 a.m.

Ashland Cemetery Memorial Circle

Parade down Silver Street (15th to 18th Streets) Preceding Ceremony

“National Anthem” played by Ashland-Greenwood High School Band

Directed by Jonathan Jaworski

Prayer by Ashland American Legion Post Chaplain

Order of the Day  by Ashland American Legion Post Adjutant

Ensemble  by Ashland-Greenwood High School Band

Token of Enduring Memory placed on the Monument of Our Comrades

“In Flanders Field”    Deb Busing

Memorial Address

Acknowledgement of Deceased Members of American Legion Auxiliary and American Legion

Rifle Salute  by Ashland American Legion Honor Guard

“Taps”

Dismissal

Greenwood

Greenwood American Legion Post 173

Monday May 27, 2019, 11 a.m.

Greenwood Memorial Cemetery

20933 Church Road

Welcome by Leslie Krings

Opening Prayer by Jan DeGarmo Fuelling

Raising of the Flag by Greenwood Scout Troop 34

Pledge of Allegiance   

Music Star Spangled Banner

The Year of The American Legion Proclamation by Leslie Krings

In Flanders Fields ready by Marilyn Meyers

Placing of the Wreath by Mary Weston and Miss Poppy Kaizlee Roeber

Moment of Silence

Flag Bearers and Gun Salute by Greenwood American Legion Post 173

   Each year, American Legion Auxiliary volunteers distribute millions of red crepe paper poppies in exchange for contributions to assist disabled and hospitalized veterans. The veterans who make the flowers are able to earn a small wage, which helps to supplement their incomes and makes them feel more self-sufficient. The physical and mental activity provides many therapeutic benefits for the veteran. The poppy has become a nationally known and recognized symbol of sacrifice and is worn by Americans to honor those who served and died for their country.

    American Legion Auxiliary Unit 129 members will be distributing poppies in various locations in Ashland on Saturday, May 25, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. The public is asked to give a donation and wear a poppy in support of our veterans.

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