Local Memorial Day Events

ROCKFORD

8:45AM Opening Flag Raising Ceremony—Community Cabin, 220 N. Monroe St., Rockford

9:00AM Parade—FromCommunity Cabin north to Lewis St., west on Lewis St. toMain St, south on Main St. to Bridge St., east on Bridge to Lincoln St., south on Lincoln St. across 10 Mile to Rockford Cemetery.

10:50AM Wreath Laying Ceremony and Open

House—Merritt Lamb Post. Food and beverages will be provided.

ALGOMA

1:00PM Algoma Township Memorial Park—10515 Grange Ave., (south of 13 Mile Rd., between Pine Island Dr. and Algoma Ave.). The memorial service will include the American Legion, V.F.W., Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts. There will be a tribute to Algoma Township servicemen who gave the ultimate sacrifice for their country. They include Daniel Louis Behm (Vietnam) and Craig Yates (Vietnam).

BELMONT

2:00AM Veterans Memorial Park—5747 Belmont Ave. NE. Welcome given by Plainfield Charter Township Supervisor George Meek, followed by invocation by Pastor Jeff Williams and the Pledge performed by Tim Cooper, followed by State Representative of the 73rd District Pete MacGregor. Color Guard (Sons of American Legion Squad #258) and placing of the wreath are followed by the 21-gun salute and the playing of the “Taps.” A Scholarship presentation will be given by Sons of the American Legion Squad #283. Supervisor George Meek will give the closing remarks, followed by the closing prayer.

CEDAR SPRINGS

The American Legion Glen Hill Post #287 will hold their annual Memorial Day program on May 30, with Michigan state Representative Peter MacGregor as guest speaker. They will be at Elmwood Cemetery at 9 a.m., Solon Cemetary at 10 a.m., East Nelson Cemetery at 10:45 a.m., and Veterans Memorial Park, (corner of Main and Oak in Cedar Springs) at 11:30 a.m. There will be no program at the senior center this year. In case of bad weather, services will be held in the American Legion Hall at 9am.

SAND LAKE

The Sand Lake/Cedar Springs Tri-Corner Veterans of Foreign Wars Post #7912 will have ceremonies on Monday, May 30. They will be at the VFW Post in Sand Lake at 10:30 a.m., and then in Pierson Cemetery at 11 a.m. The Tri County Marching Band will also participate if weather permits.

SPARTA

The Sparta American Legion Post #107 will hold a Memorial Day program on Monday, May 30, at 10:30 a.m. in Lamoreaux Park, 150 Park Street, in Sparta. Services will include the Sparta high School Band, Color Guard, Boy Scout Troops, and American Legion members. Special feature presentation “The Cost of Freedom” performed By Dana C. Smith and The Life Express.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

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