Published On: Thu, May 22nd, 2014

Am. Legion plans Memorial Day schedule

COLERIDGE — The Coleridge American Legion Carol Korff Post #114 and Auxiliary will hold its traditional activities Memorial Day, May 26.

The Avenue of Flags, sponsored by the local American Legion, will be flown Saturday through Monday in its tribute to service personnel who courageously served their country.

Legion and Auxiliary members and any other volunteers willing to help are asked to meet at 1 p.m. Saturday, May 24 at the Community Building to put up the flags.

Members and volunteers will take down the flags at 4 p.m., Monday, May 26. Again, volunteers will be greatly appreciated.

On Monday, the Memorial Day procession to the cemetaries to decorate the veterans’ graves will begin at 9:30 a.m. at Norris Cemetery.

All American Legion and Auxiliary members, children, and grandchildren of veterans’ families and members of the Club, Boy and Girl Scouts are invited and encouraged to meet at the Coleridge Fire Station at 9 a.m. to take part.

Word was recently received by the local post that the Nebraska Air National Guard would not being doing a fly over to honor veterans buried in the Coleridge Cemeteries.

This is due to budget restrictions. Hopefully, it can be done in the coming years.

The Memorial Day dinner will start at 11:30 a.m. at the Community Building.


May 26 Schedule

Sunrise:  Raise flags to half-mast.

9:30 a.m.: Procession to Norris Cemetery

10:00 a.m.: Procession to Lawn Ridge

10:30 a.m.: Procession to

St. Michael’s Cemetery

11:00 a.m.: Procession to City Cemetery

11:30 a.m.:  Dinner at

Community Building

Noon:  Raise flags to full-mast