Memorial Day observances Monday

NEW ULM – New Ulm’s Memorial Day observances will take place outside Monday, May 27, weather permitting. In case of rain, the Memorial Day services will be held in the New Ulm Civic Center, 1212 N. Franklin.

The Memorial Day Parade will take place at 9 a.m. The parade will form between 5th and 7th South Streets near St. Mary’s Church, and proceed north on German Street, from 5th South to 5th North and Minnesota.

The parade will be led by the massed colors of the local veterans organizations, the New Ulm Fire Department and the National Guard. It will feature the Cathedral High School and New Ulm High School bands and units from the local veterans organizations and auxiliary units, the Gold Star Parents, Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts, School Children, the Legion Riders, National Guard vehicles and the New Ulm Battery.

The Observance will be held at the New Ulm Cemetery at 10 a.m. with Tom Roesch, current commander of the Seifert-Bianchi American Legion Post 132 as master of ceremonies. Musical selections will be provided by the New Ulm Municipal Band and the Concord Singers.

The Gettysburg Address will be presented by Nathan Brehmer. The Memorial Address will be presented by Richard “Fritz” Rieke.

The Avenue of Flags will be on display at the cemetery, weather permitting, between 7 a.m. and 4 p.m.

Other area observances include:

Franklin: Starts at 9:30 a.m. Invocation by Pastor Ed Glimpse. Speech by John Rodvick.

Gaylord: Program at 10 a.m. at the Veterans Memorial in the City Park. In case of rain, the program will take place in the Legion Post.

Lafayette: Services at 10 a.m. in the Lafayette Mini Park. (In case of rain, it will be held in the Community Center.)

Lamberton: Program at 10:30 a.m. at the Veterans Memorial in the park on Main Street. West Point graduate Henry Timms will speak.

Morgan: Starts at 10:30 a.m. at Gil-Mor Manor. Invocation by Post Chaplain Teresa Lemcke. “In Flanders Field” by Abby Jemmings. Gettysburg Address by Drew Steffensmeier.

Nicollet: Program at 11 a.m. in the Nicollet City Park. A program at 2 p.m. in the Hebron Cemetery will also be held. In case of rain, both will be held in the Legion Friendship Hall.

Redwood Falls: Program at 6:30 p.m. inthe PAC at the Redwood Valley Middle School/High School. Steven Collins speaking.

Sanborn: 10 a.m. program at the new Veterans Memorial. Gene Olswold, American Legion Second District Vice Commander is speaking.

Sleepy Eye: Flag raising at 9 a.m. at the Servicemen’s Club. Program to follow at St. Mary’s Cemetery, followed b program at Home Cemeter. Invocation by Pastor Bob Jueckstock. Patriotic talk by Jim St. Peter, and Memorial Address by Jory Mages. Another program will be held at the Leavenworth Cemetery.

Springfield: 5 p.m. Monday in the Performing Arts Auditorium at Springifled High School. Invocation by Chaplain Mary Pauluk. Patriotic Readings by Girls Stater Ellen Meyers and Boys Stater Isaac Kirchstein. Address by US Marine Cpl. Chris Moritz.

Wabasso: Program at 10 a.m. in the Community Center. Tom Moore speaking.

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