Published On: Thu, May 23rd, 2013

American Legion plans Mem. Day activities

COLERIDGE — The Coleridge American Legion Carl Korff Post #114 and Auxiliary will hold its traditional activities Memorial Day, Monday, May 27.

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 25, at the Community Building to put up the flags.

Members and volunteers will take down the flags at 4 p.m., Monday, May 28. 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 Cub, 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 Airl National Guard would not bedoing a fly over to honor veterans buried in the Coleridge Cemetery.

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 27 Schedule


Raise flags to half-mast

9:30 a.m.:

Procession to Norris Cemetery

10:00 a.m.:

Procession to Lawn Ridge Cemetery

10:30 a.m.:

Procession to St. Michael’s Cemetery

11:00 a.m.:

Procession to Coleridge City Cemetery

11:30 a.m.:

Dinner at Community Building

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