Veterans groups plan Memorial Day servicesMemorial Day services and cemetery visits are being planned throughout the area by local veterans organizations for next Monday, May 26. Cloquet-area observances are being planned by Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3979, American Legion Post 262, Disabled Veterans Chapter 18, AmVets Post 17, American Ex-Prisoners of War and their respective auxiliaries.
By: Wendy Johnson, Pine Journal
Memorial Day services and cemetery visits are being planned throughout the area by local veterans organizations for next Monday, May 26.
Cloquet-area observances are being planned by Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3979, American Legion Post 262, Disabled Veterans Chapter 18, AmVets Post 17, American Ex-Prisoners of War and their respective auxiliaries.
Cemetery visits around the Cloquet area are set to get under way beginning at 7:30 a.m., when the bus will report to the V.F.W. post, 210 Arch St., at 7:30 a.m. The first visit is slated for 8:15 a.m. at the Sawyer Cemetery on Highway 210, followed by a stop at St. Mary & Joseph, also in Sawyer, at 8:30 a.m. The group will then move on to the Holy Family Mission Cemetery for a 9 a.m. stop, followed by visits to Maple Grove Cemetery in Cloquet at 9:15 a.m., New Calvary at 9:30 a.m., and the cemetery on the hill between the old cemeteries above Pinehurst Park at 9:50 a.m.
The group will move on to Esko for a stop at the Apostolic Church on Church Road at 10:20 a.m., followed by St. Matthew’s Cemetery on North Cloquet Road at 10:45 a.m. and Pine River Cemetery on north Highway 33 at 11:05 a.m.
The morning will conclude at Veterans Park in Cloquet with a special flag raising ceremony at 11:30 a.m., followed by a Memorial Day address by Deacon Terry Twomey of Queen of Peace Catholic Church.
The Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 2962 in Carlton will gather at the cemetery in Wright at 7:45 a.m. for a Memorial Day observance, followed by a visit to the cemetery in Cromwell at 8:10 a.m.
The group will move on to Atkinson Cemetery at 8:45 a.m., Elim Cemetery at 9:25 a.m. and Oak Lake at 9:45 a.m. The next stop of the morning is set for 10:15 a.m. at the cemetery in Nickerson, followed by a visit to St. John’s Cemetery in Wrenshall at 10:55 a.m.
The final stop of the morning will take place at Hillside Cemetery in Carlton.
Peterson-Westerberg American Legion Post 415 will conduct Memorial Day services on Monday, May 26, at Barnum High School Auditorium at 10 a.m. The observance will conclude with a visit to Riverside Cemetery in Barnum at 10 a.m. and Mt. Salem Cemetery in Mahtowa at 11:15 a.m. Reverend John Sippola of Elim Lutheran Church will be the guest speaker.
The public is invited to attend any or all of the special Memorial Day observances.