Memorial Day services planned

Memorial Day services planned

The VFW and American Legion also will be holding a service at the Pleasant Valley cemetery, Sunday morning, as well as one at the Eckley Cemetery at 9 a.m. Monday prior to the Yuma service.

Arlington VFW Post 4510 will hold its annual Memorial Day celebration in the Arlington Cemetery at 10 a.m. Monday. Post 2766 will continue services at CHI St. Francis at 10:20 a.m. and the Wilkin County Veteran's Park at 10:45 a.m., on the corner of Beede Avenue and Highway 75/Fifth Street.

The ceremonies will conclude after the events in Lincolnville.

On Sunday Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts will be placing flags on Veterans Circle at 8 Arlington Cemetery, located at 748 Schuyler Ave.

Plymouth: The town will host its annual parade on Memorial Day at 9:30 a.m., starting at Memorial Hall and heading east along Water Street. The parade includes floats, local youth groups, fire equipment, antique cars and tractors, and the Graham High School Marching Band.

Chris Billingsley is in-charge of the city of Decatur's flags and flowers for Memorial Day.

Ashland County Sheriff E. Wayne Risner will serve as master of ceremonies. A second ceremony at Oak Grove Cemetery on Chandlerville Road will follow the downtown ceremony.

The final ceremony in Effingham Monday will immediately follow the Oakridge ceremony and will take place at Woodlawn Cemetery with the same MC and speaker. The Lincolnville ceremony will be held in Walsh Common at Lincolnville Central School at 1:30 p.m. There will also be a reading of the names of those killed in action from Clare County, listed on the "Wall of Tears", a flag folding ceremony and the traditional program from the American Legion 404 and VFW Post 1075.

SUFFIELD - A parade will take place on Monday. The Rev. Kyle Winter will officiate at the service beginning at 2 p.m. In past years the event has been hosted by the American Legion, with help from the historical society, but the organization was not planning to do so in 2017 until the historical society stepped forward. All veterans, families and the public are invited to attend. It will proceed down Main Street to North Street, and end at the Vermont Veteran's home.

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