Paying tribute to fallen heroes

By: 
DEB HILL
Managing Editor

 

Memorial Day 2017 will be celebrated on Monday, May 29. The federal holiday marks a day of remembrance for men and women who died while serving their country in the armed forces. The holiday is celebrated on the last Monday in May, and originated after the Civil War as Decoration Day. At that point there were two days celebrated, one for the Union fallen, and one for the Confederate. Eventually the two were merged into one day, Memorial Day. Traditional practices include flag ceremonies, parades and the placing of flowers and flags on the graves of fallen service men and women.

 

Lewistown Memorial Day event schedule

Memorial Day services will be observed by the Fergus Post No. 16 American Legion, at the following times:

• 9 a.m. – Sunset Memorial Gardens

• 10 a.m. – Calvary Cemetery

• 11 a.m. – City Cemetery (New Veterans section)

• 12 p.m. (noon) – Veterans Memorial Park

Military Honors will be conducted by Fergus Post No.16. All veterans' organizations and their auxiliaries will be represented to honor the veterans who died serving in uniform during wartime.

 

Central Montana Memorial Day event schedule

Hobson American Legion Post No. 76 will be conducting Memorial Day Services at the following cemeteries:

• Moccasin – 9 a.m.

• Moore – 9:30 a.m.

• Philbrook – 10:30 a.m.

• Utica – 11:30 a.m.

 

The Judith Gap American Legion Post No. 70 will hold Memorial Day Services at the following cemeteries:

• Buffalo/Straw – 9:15 a.m.

• UBet – 9:45 a.m.

• Judith Gap – 11:15 a.m.

The Judith Gap American Legion Auxiliary will provide a Memorial Day meal at the Judith Gap Methodist Church at 11:30 a.m.

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