Two area memorial events are planned in the area for Monday, May 27.
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
Acknowledgement of Deceased Members of American Legion Auxiliary and American Legion
Rifle Salute by Ashland American Legion Honor Guard
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.