Memorial Day events scheduled

2013-05-23T03:00:00Z Memorial Day events scheduled Bismarck Tribune
May 23, 2013 3:00 am

Memorial Day observances have been set for Monday in Bismarck and Mandan.

The Bismarck veterans service organizations will hold an observance at 10 a.m. in the Memorial Hall of the state Capitol.

The master of ceremonies is Bob Bird, past state VFW commander and the chaplain will be Dale Nabben, VFW state and Post #1326 Chaplain.

The speaker for the event will be former Army Staff Sgt. Clinton Romesha of Minot, a Medal of Honor recipient.

The VFW Ladies Auxiliary #1326 will be providing refreshments.

The AMVETS invites the color guards to their post for refreshments after the ceremonies at the state Veterans Cemetery. The VFW invites veterans and their families to lunch at their post after the ceremonies at the state Veterans Cemetery.

A Memorial Day service will begin at noon at North Dakota Veterans Cemetery south of Mandan.

Master of ceremonies will be Col. Robert Becklund, chief of staff for air, joint force headquarters for the North Dakota National Guard.

Romesha is the scheduled keynote speaker and others scheduled to speak include Gov. Jack Dalrymple, Sen. John Hoeven, R-N.D., Rep. Kevin Cramer, R-N.D. and Maj. Gen. David Sprynczynatyk, adjutant general of the North Dakota National Guard.

The VFW Post No. 1326 Honor Guard will hold the following observances: 7:45 a.m. Sunset Memorial Garden; 8:15 a.m. Sterling Cemetery; 8:45 a.m. Menoken Cemetery; 9:05 a.m. Glencoe Cemetery; 10 a.m. Capitol Building Memorial Hall; and noon at the state Veterans Cemetery.

The AMVETS Post No. 9 Color Guard and Honor Guard will hold the following observances: 8 a.m. Memorial Bridge; 8:45 a.m. Sunset Cemetery; 9:15 a.m. St. Mary’s Cemetery; 9:30 a.m. Fairview Cemetery; 10 a.m. Capitol Building Memorial Hall; and noon at the state Veterans Cemetery.

The combined Mandan American Legion Gilbert S. Furness Post No. 40 and Mandan VFW Post No. 707 Honor Guard will hold the following observances: 8 a.m. Memorial Bridge; 8:30 a.m. Mandan Union Cemetery; 9 a.m. Morton County Courthouse; 10 a.m. St. John’s Cemetery; 10:30 a.m. St. Anthony Cemetery; and at noon at the state Veterans Cemetery.

The Disabled American Veterans Adam Klein Chapter 3 Color Guard will hold the following observances: 8 a.m. Memorial Bridge; 8:30 a.m. Sunset Memorial Garden, Adam Klein grave site; 10 a.m. Capitol Building Memorial Hall; and noon at the state Veterans Cemetery.

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