The Citizen’s 2017 Memorial Day events guide: Services, parades and more

City of Clintonville Mayor Lois Bressette will be the Master of Ceremonies. Marching units will form behind the PBL High School marching band starting at 10 a.m. Organizations such as Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts are invited to participate.

American Legion Post 787 and VFW Post 7505 will hold a service at 2 p.m. Sunday outside their building on 331 Mars Valencia Road under a pavilion.

The Iola Historical Society, in conjunction with the Sheveland-Taylor American Legion Post 14, will host a Memorial Day Pork Roast Dinner following the Iola Memorial Day Parade Monday, May 29. The parade will then stop at the Vietnam memorial to the right of the Pewaukee Public Library, then turns and marches down Main Street with a stop at the American Legion Post for a ceremony at the memorial there. The third is November 11, when the armistice was signed that ended World War II.

“Memorial Day is an important day in America, and especially here in Pittsfield”. Kettle Moraine High School vocal and band students will provide music. The school band will play and area veterans will be in attendance.

Commander Scott Wills of American Legion Post 82 anticipates a large turnout at the May 29 service. The ceremony will include the presentation of colors by the post color guard, a 21-gun salute by the post rifle squad and the placing of a wreath at the Battle Cross and POW memorials.

To start Memorial Day activities on Monday in Marysville, a service will be held to honor sailors and Marines at 8 a.m. Monday at Spring Creek below the U.S. Highway 77 overpass south of town. The parade begins at 10 a.m. and will travel north along Third Street North to the Osage Cemetery.

Then Keith Koster of the New York American Legion will speak.

WOODBURY HEIGHTS – Woodbury Heights will hold a Memorial Day service on Saturday, May 27, at 11 a.m.at Veterans Memorial Park. There will be music by the Plato Community Choir, as well as the singing of “America the handsome”.

Memorial Day services in the Gifford-Penfield area have been set by the Penfield-Gifford American Legion Post 1153 and Auxiliary. It will be held rain or shine.

Colman: The Memorial Day program in Colman will begin at 10:30 a.m. “During the ceremony, someone walks through the flags reading the names each flag is honoring”. Registration will begin at 4 at the shelter at the corner of Section P.

A maid rite dinner will be served from 11:30 a.m.to 1 p.m.at the Orchard Log Cabin.

Sherman Yochum VFW Post 772 and Auxiliary of Longville will hold a Memorial Day program at 9:30 a.m.at the Longville Fire Hall. The Hubbardton Battlefield is the site of the only Revolutionary War battle fought in Vermont-on July 7, 1777.

Submitted by Marty Costello. commander of the American Legion of Delaware County.

Ionia: Memorial Day Parade at 10 a.m.in downtown Ionia.

Hatfield American Legion 70th Annual Memorial Day Parade. At the cemetery, three wreaths will be placed. Parade route through Doylestown Borough streets ending at Doylestown Cemetery for military memorial service.

The city of O’Fallon also has a Memorial Day ceremony planned at 11 a.m. Dessert and coffee will be served following the ceremony. 133) and Buxton Avenue and moves north to the Town Green. “I’m fourth generation military, so Memorial Day and honoring those who have passed is very dear to me”, he said.

Those wanting to attend the ceremony should arrive about 10 minutes early and are asked to bring their own lawn chairs because of limited seating.

American flag at grave on Memorial Day

The Citizen's 2017 Memorial Day events guide: Services, parades and more