Friday, May 22, 2009

Memorial Day Ceremonies

Memorial Day, originally called Decoration Day, is a day of remembrance for those who have died in our nation's service. In Flanders Field

Pictured: The 8-ton black marble Killed in Action monument in the Ronald D. Rankin Veterans Memorial Plaza bears the names of Kootenai County military members who died in combat, from the Spanish-American War through Vietnam.

Monday, May 25:

9 a.m., Third Street bell in Veterans Park, hosted by VFW 889.

10 a.m., St. Thomas Cemetery on East Sherman Avenue, hosted by VFW 889.

11 a.m., Forest Cemetery in Coeur d’Alene, hosted by VFW 889.

11 a.m., American Legion Post 143 will hold services at Evergreen Cemetery, 2834 N. Spokane St., Post Falls

11 a.m. The City of Hayden will hold a dedication ceremony for the Veterans' Memorial Plaza and the re-dedication of the PFC Robert J. Gordon Veterans Memorial. Open House noon to 2 p.m. 8930 N. Government Way

11:30 a.m., American Legion Kootenai Post 14 will present the colors give presentation and perform flag-folding ceremony at Creekside Inn, on Kathleen Avenue between Government Way and Fourth Street.

Noon, American Legion Post 14 will present the colors at Fairwinds Coeur d’Alene, 2340 Seltice Way. Honor Guard will present colors at Beehive Homes, 2100 E. Sherman Ave.

2 p.m., ceremonies at Coeur d’Alene Memorial gardens, 7315 N. Government Way, hosted by Pappy Boyington Detachment 966 Marine Corps League.

3 p.m., local observance of National Moment of Remembrance.

1 comment:

  1. Just wondering about the CDA Marathon...isn't that happening this weekend too?