Services set for Ferdinand, Keuterville
Monday, May 26, is the official celebration of Memorial Day, honoring fallen military heroes. The combined American Legion and VFW honor guard will conduct memorial ceremonies at the Ferdinand Community Cemetery at 10 a.m., and the Keuterville Community Cemetery at 11 a.m. In keeping with a biannual rotation, next year the ceremonies will be in Greencreek and Cottonwood. Following the ceremony at Keuterville, join in at the Keuterville Pub & Grub for the presentation of a Quilt of Valor to several local veterans. The VFW/American Legion honor guard wishes to thank Linda Elliot for hosting the Quilt of Valor ceremony and Lynn Gehring for refurbishing the wreaths used each year during the Memorial Day ceremony.
All veterans are encouraged to join the honor guard in performing the ceremony. Meet at the American Legion Hall in Cottonwood at 9:30 a.m.
Fred Seubert, American Legion Commander, and Joe Riener, VFW Post Commander, invite the public to join in remembering those who selflessly sacrificed to protect freedom. The service includes the presentation of the colors, 21 gun-salute, laying a memorial wreath, reading the names of the deceased veterans, playing TAPS, and a recitation of In Flanders Fields.
Activities, services set in Grangeville
GRANGEVILLE – American Legion Post 37 and Auxiliary breakfast is set for 7 to 9 a.m., sponsored by American Legion Post 37 and Auxiliary, and will include a full country all-you-can-eat breakfast for a donation of $7. This is set for the Eagles Hall.
Lunch will be held from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., and is also sponsored by American Legion Post 37 and Auxiliary and will include fried chicken, salads, dessert and beverage for a donation of $10, also at the Eagles Hall.
A cemetery service is set for 9 a.m. by the flag pole at the Veterans Memorial. There is no seating available. Master of Ceremonies will be Morris M. Bentley, American Legion Post 37, Master Sergeant (Retired) United States Army Reserves. Chaplain is Connie Workman, representing the VFW and American Legion, LTC (Retired) United States Air Force. Presentation of wreaths will be by Veterans of Foreign Wars, American Legion, American Legion Auxiliary, 40 & 8 and LeFemmes, with a salute to comrades by American Legion Post 37 in addition to Taps being played.
A community service will be held at 11 a.m. in the Grangeville High School Multi-Purpose Room. Master of Ceremonies will be Major Virginia Cash, United States Army Reserves with Chaplain Mike Musegades, Pastor, Trinity Lutheran Church; LTCDR (retired) United States Navy. Music will be by Mary Kaschmitter, Chase Haage and Tanner Haage with a reading of In Flanders Field by Roberta Simonsen, United States Army (retired).
Presentation of Quilts of Valor will be by the Sew-Ciety Quilters and friends with guest speaker Colonel (retired) Katrina Bentley, United States Army Reserves. A salute to fallen comrades will be given by American Legion Post 37 and Taps will be played by Tanner Haage.