Memorial Day services in the area
*All services are Monday, Memorial Day, unless otherwise noted.
ALEXANDRIA: A program will begin at 10 a.m. in the Alexandria auditorium. Bernie Kayser will be the guest speaker. Kayser is a Korean War veteran and will deliver the American Legion Address. Services will continue at Green Hill Cemetery and St. Mary of Mercy Catholic Cemetery.
ALPENA: The program, sponsored by American Legion Post 116, will begin at 10:30 a.m. at the Community Center with featured speaker Jim White, South Dakota senator from Huron. The S.D. Community Chorus will sing, directed by Leo Jensen and patriotic reading by the Girls State delegate Devin Teebay. Military honors will be at the conclusion of program. There will be a meal at noon sponsored by the American Legion Auxiliary and everyone is welcome to attend.
ARMOUR: The program will begin at 10:30 a.m. at the Armour Cemetery posting the colors ceremony with patriotic readings by high school students, followed by students Americanism awards presented by the American Legion. The featured speaker will be Rev. Nabil Nour. Lunch will be held following the ceremonies at approximately 11:40 a.m. at the Senior Citizen center downtown.
ARTESIAN: Services will begin at 1:30 p.m. at the Community Center.
AVON: The program will begin at 2 p.m. at the Trinity Presbyterian Cemetery. Rev. Daniel Brandt will be the program's speaker.
BURKE: The Burke High School gymnasium will host this year's service at 10 a.m. Esther Swift will be the featured speaker. Services will be held at Burke Cemetery, Lucas Cemetery, Peterson Cemetery and Catholic Cemetery.
CANISTOTA: Service begins at 10 a.m. at the American Legion. Following the service, the Laying of the Wreath of the Unknown Soldier will be held at Canistota High School. Lunch will follow the ceremony at the American Legion.
CANOVA: Program is at 11 a.m. at the Canova Legion Hall. It is sponsored by the Canova American Legion Post 61, and feature retired Col. Dennis Miller as speaker. Miller spent 37 years in the military, including time in Vietnam. There will be a potluck dinner at noon and everyone is welcome to attend.
CARTHAGE: Services will be at 10 a.m. in the auditorium and will be sponsored by Carthage Improvement Association. The speaker will be Lee Poppen, of Willow Lake. There will be special music and patriotic readings performed by area youth.
CHAMBERLAIN: The program will start at 10 a.m. at the South Dakota Veterans Park and proceed directly to the Marina Bridge for the wreath drop. Following the drop, services will continue to Oacoma Cemetery and Riverview Cemetery. There will be a flag raising at Sanford Chamberlain Care Center. Retired Navy Veteran John Bolger will be the guest speaker. Phil Carlson will lead the Chamberlain High School students with music and taps.
COLOME: Services begin at 2 p.m. Sunday at Ascension Chapel. Monday's services begin at 7 a.m. with the Avenue of Flags at Colome Cemetery and will proceed to Hamill Cemetery, west of Colome at 10:30 a.m. Then Miniska Cemetery will hold a service at 11:15 a.m. on the way back to Colome. Following the lunch break, a ceremony will begin at St. Paul's Lutheran Cemetery at 1 p.m. Another service will be held at the Legion Post headquarters at 2 p.m. A graveside service will be held at 3 p.m at Colome Cemetery. The featured speaker will be Winner native and Air Force Lt. Colonel Daniel Burtz.
CORSICA: Cemetery services will be held at New Holland Cemetery at 9 a.m., Harrison at 9:45 a.m. and Corsica Cemetery immediately following the program. A 10:30 a.m. program will begin at the Corsica Legion Hall sponsored by Everson-Beukelman Post 274 and the Legion Auxiliary. Rev. John Gorter from New Holland will be the guest speaker. The Advance of Colors will be performed by Squad Commander Lowell DeVries.
DALLAS: Services at Dallas Hillview Cemetery will commence at 10 a.m. with guest speaker Ryan Cook, an Iraq veteran from Rapid City. Potluck lunch at post home will follow at 11:30 a.m.
DELMONT: Service begins at 10:30 a.m. at the Legion Hall. The Memorial Address will be performed by Pastor Berry Nelson. A potluck at noon will follow the ceremonies.
DRAPER: There will be a program at 11 a.m. at the Draper Auditorium.
ETHAN: Services begin at 10 a.m. at Region Hall. Ceremonies at Ethan Cemeteries are to commence at 10:30 a.m. Guest speaker will be Minister Russell Stewart. A potluck will follow at 11:30 a.m. at Legion Hall.
FREEMAN: The program will be at 7 a.m. at Veterans Memorial on Sixth Street. The featured speaker is Chaplain Mike Moreno.
GANN VALLEY: A service will begin at 9:30 a.m. at St. Placidus Cemetery, where the Legion will post colors. Following the service, a program will be held at 10:30 a.m. at Gann Valley Legion Hall, where Lila Speckels will be the featured speaker and Brian Bergeleen will play music. The Legion will post colors at Spring Hill Cemetery following the program. There will potluck dinner after at the Legion Hall.
GEDDES: Ceremonies begin at 9 a.m. at Pleasant Lawn Cemetery. Sheriff Randy Thaler will be the guest speaker along with the Platte-Geddes band. The Community Center will host the dinner at 11 a.m. If inclement weather occurs, the program will be moved to Community Center.
GREGORY: The service will begin at 9 a.m. at Dixon Cemetery with the avenue of flags with the service moving to Iona Cemetery at 9:30 a.m. A program will be held at 11 a.m. at Gregory Auditorium Following the program, a visit to IOOF, Catholic and Bohemian cemeteries will commence. A potluck is scheduled for 12:30 p.m. at the Legion Club.
HERRICK: The program will begin at 10 a.m. at Herrick Legion Hall. This year's guest speaker will be Jordan Jones, the 2013 Boys State delegate. A potluck will be held at Legion Hall following the service.
HOWARD: The program will begin at 10:30 a.m. at Veteran Memorial on Highway 34. Maj. Dennis Bickett will be speak. In case of inclement weather, the program will be held at the Legion Hall. A potluck will follow the program at Legion Hall.
KENNEBEC/RELIANCE: Services will begin at 9 a.m. in Kennebec at the Auditorium. After the service, a ceremony will be held at 9:30 a.m. at the Kennebec Cemetery. The services continue at 11 a.m. at Legion Hall in Reliance, and Corrina Reuer will be the guest speaker at Kennebec and Reliance. Following the ceremony in Reliance, there will be a potluck at noon at Legion Hall.
KIMBALL: Services begin at 9 a.m. at Vega Cemetery. A service will be held at 10 a.m. at Legion Hall, followed by ceremonies at Kimball and Catholic cemeteries. A potluck will conclude the day at the Legion Hall.
LAKE ANDES: Services begin at 10 a.m at Lakeview Cemetery. If inclement weather occurs, the ceremony will be held at VFW Hall.
LETCHER: Service begin at 10 a.m. at the Letcher Cemetery. Martin Christensen will give the address and Rev. Garry Swagger will give the benediction. In case of rain, the program will be held at the Community Center. Rolls and coffee will be served at the Letcher Community Center following the program.
MENNO: An airplane flyover will begin the service at 10:30 a.m. at the Menno City Cemetery, with a musical number by Tom Ulmer and music played by the Menno High School Band. Children should meet at 10:10 a.m. at south gate with flowers for the four crosses. In case of rain, the program will be held at the Menno School Auditorium.
MITCHELL: Service will begin at 10 a.m. at Servicemen's Memorial Park, followed by a service at Graceland Cemetery and the American Legion Cemetery. U.S. Army Chief Warrant Officer Ken Schoenfelder will perform the address.
MONTROSE: The program will begin at 10 a.m. at the Montrose High School Auditorium. The guest speaker will be Lt. Bridget Flannery, of the South Dakota Army National Guard. Following the program there will be services at St. Patrick's Catholic Cemetery and the Montrose City Cemetery. Lunch will be served by American Legion Auxiliary at the Legion Hall following all events.
MOUNT VERNON: Ceremonies begin at 9:30 a.m. at Mount Vernon Cemetery with roll call, honoring and taps. Lunch will be served at the Legion Hall, with all welcome to attend.
PARKSTON: The program will start at 9:30 a.m. at the National Guard Armory.The Rev. Stephanie Kurbis, of United Church of Christ in Parkston, will be the guest speaker.
PLANKINTON: Services begin at 10:30 a.m. at Plankinton School. Following will be a service at the Plankinton Cemetery. The Rev. Jeff Lathrop will be the featured speaker and lunch will be served at the school following the services.
PLATTE: Platte native Gen. Craig Johnson will be the featured speaker. Services begin at 10 a.m. at Platte Cemetery and will travel to St. Peter's Catholic and the City Cemetery. A program will be held at the Armory following the services and lunch after the program.
PRESHO/VIVIAN: The program will begin at 11 a.m. at the Lyman County Museum in Presho. The American Legion post will sponsor the program and a potluck dinner will be served at the Lyman County Museum following the services. Gloria Schaefer will be the featured speaker and will also be speaking at 9:30 a.m. at the Vivian Auditorium.
SALEM: A program will begin at 7 p.m. at the National Guard Armory. There will be special musical selections and a poem by 2013 Girls State representative, Morgan Matthaei. Performing the invocation will be Ray McCorkell. A service will follow the program at Wildwood Cemetery. Lunch will be served at the Armory following the service.
SCOTLAND: Memorial Day services will begin at 10:30 a.m. at Rosehill Cemetery. In case of bad weather, ceremonies will be held in the high school gymnasium. The featured speaker will be the Rev. Tom Petersen. Special selections will be played by the Scotland High School band. All are welcome to attend the potluck dinner that will follow the service at VFW Hall.
SPRINGFIELD: Proceedings will start at 8:30 a.m. at the Bethlehem Cemetery. Following will be services at 8:50 a.m. at the Emmanuel Reformed Cemetery, 9:10 a.m. at Bon Homme Cemetery, 9:50 a.m. at Springfield Cemetery and 10:20 a.m. at St. Vincent. After the services, there will be a memorial at 11 a.m. at the Community Center where a veterans memorial video will be presented before the ceremonies at 12:30 p.m. A potluck will conclude the program. Legion member Adam Meyer will be the guest speaker.
STICKNEY: The program will be held at 10:30 a.m. at the Stickney School Auditorium, sponsored by Dittrick-Barrows-Noldner American Legion Post 26. Pastor April Peterson will give the Memorial Address. There will be services at the Veterans Memorial at Stickney Park following the program.
TRIPP: The parade to Tripp Cemetery will begin at 9:30 a.m. A program will commence immediately after the invocation. Lay Minister Maurice Bueber will be the guest speaker. Refreshments will be available at Legion Hall following the program.
TYNDALL: The program will begin at 10:30 a.m. at Tyndall High School Auditorium, where Mike Elsberry will be the guest speaker.
WAGNER: A program will begin at 10 a.m. at the Armory and will have the Wagner High School Band play musical selections.
WESSINGTON SPRINGS: Service will begin at 10 a.m. Hope Cemetery. Service at Prospect Hill Cemetery begins at 11 a.m. with Carl Sampson speaking. At noon a potluck will be served for the community at Legion Hall in Wessington Springs.
WHITE LAKE: A 10 a.m. program will begin at Legion Hall. Services will be held at St. Peter's and Catholic cemeteries at 11:30 a.m. and 11:40 a.m. The American Legion Ladies Auxiliary will provide lunch at noon. After lunch, services will commence at 1 p.m. at Underwood Cemetery, Crystal Lake at 1:45 p.m., Trinity Lutheran at 2:05 p.m., Roebey Cemetery at 2:15 p.m. and Dunlap Cemetery at 2:30 p.m.
WINNER: Service begins at 9 a.m. at St. Boniface Catholic Cemetery, Holy Spirit Cemetery, at 9:30 a.m. Lenker Cemetery and L.C.B.J. Cemetery by the American Legion and VFW. Following the service at 11 a.m., the military, with their Auxiliaries will come together to tribute at the Winner Cemetery where there will be an avenue of flags. Winner native Air Force Lt. Col. Daniel Burtz will be the featured speaker.
WOONSOCKET: A 10:30 a.m. special service will be held at Eventide and a Vets Memorial service at the courthouse will be at 10:45 a.m. A program will be held following the service at the Communications Center at 11 a.m. The guest speaker is Ken Lindblad, a Vets Service Officer. A potluck dinner will follow the program.
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