The public is invited to attend any of the following Memorial Day observances. Programs are planned Sunday, May 26 in Weyerhaeuser and Monday, May 27 in Ladysmith, Bruce and Sheldon.
Bruce — American Legion Post 268 will hold the following services on Monday, May 27, starting with Blue Hills at 8:30 a.m. Appolonia at 9 a.m., Island Lake at 9:30 a.m., Dodson at 10 a.m., Saint Mary’s Catholic at 10:30 a.m. and Bruce at 11 a.m.
Ladysmith area — American Legion Post 64, Amvets Post 127, VFW Post 2490, DAV Chapter 33 and auxiliaries will hold the following services on Monday, May 27. Events will feature Taps presented by Jim Edming, prayers by Pastor David Bowles, comments by Rusk County Veterans Service Officer Erik Stoker and featured speeches by student winners of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Essay Contest. Observances will take place at Pioneer Park at 8:15 a.m., Ingram Cemetery at 9 a.m., Glen Flora Cemetery at 9:30 a.m., Tony Cemetery at 10 a.m., County G Bridge at 10:30 a.m., Memorial Park in Ladysmith at 11 a.m. and Riverside Cemetery in Ladysmith at 11:30 a.m. The observances will be followed by a noon luncheon by the auxiliaries at the VMA, and all are welcome to attend.
Sheldon — Observances will be held on Monday, May 27. There will be an honor guard assembly at Sheldon Community Center at 7:45 a.m., Flambeau Church Cemetery at 8:30 a.m., Conrath Cemetery at 9:30 a.m. and Woodlawn Cemetery near Sheldon at 11 a.m. Sheldon American Legion Post 316 invites everyone to a noon lunch at Sheldon Community Center.
Weyerhaeuser — Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 5780 will conduct the following Memorial Day observances on Sunday, May 26, including Assumption of Blessed Virgin Mary Church Cemetery in the town of Strickland at 9:30 a.m., Bass Lake Cemetery in Strickland at 9:45 a.m., Old Catholic Cemetery in Strickland at 10 a.m., Catholic Cemetery in Weyerhaeuser at 10:30 a.m. and Village Cemetery in Weyerhaeuser at 11 a.m. The public is invited to the dedication of the new Main Street Flag Pole at 11:30 a.m., near the depot on Railway Avenue. A freewill offering lunch open to the public will follow at noon, at VFW Post 5780 Hall, N3786 Fourth St., Weyerhaeuser. All available veterans are asked to muster at the hall at 8:30 a.m. for instructions.
Holcombe — The Cornell American Legion and Veterans of Foreign Wars will observe Memorial Day on Monday, May 27. The color and honor guards will present the colors, conduct a firing squad salute and play taps. All are welcome at the following locations: Holcombe Cemetery at 9 a.m., veterans visit Cornell Care Center at 10:15 a.m., parade line-up at Seventh Street and Main Street in Cornell, parade starts at 11 a.m., cemetery program at cemetery at junction of Wis. 178 and Wis. 64 at noon, Cleveland Cemetery at 1:45 p.m., Estella Cemetery at 2:30 p.m. and Martin Mission Cemetery at 3 p.m.
Hawkins — The Kennon American Legion Post 362 will conduct the Memorial Day program at Hillcrest Cemetery in Hawkins at 10 a.m. on Monday, May 27.
Exeland — American Legion Mark Harris Post 425 will conduct Memorial Day services on Monday, May 29 at 10 a.m. at Exeland Cemetery, at 11 a.m. in Murry Cemetery and 11:30 a.m. in Belille Cemetery.
Birchwood — Gather at the boat landing next to the senior center, 110 Euclid Ave. at 10 a.m., when wreaths will be laid in the lake on MOnday, May 27. This will be followed by an event at Birchwood Village Hall, 101 N. Main St., at 10:20 a.m. The school band will be part of a ceremony that features speakers and a musical performance by the Birchwood School Band.
The Highground Veterans Memorial Park — A Memorial Day observance will be held on Monday, May 27. at W7031 Ridge Rd., Neillsville. Events are planned at 11:30 a.m. when volunteers read the names of more than 2,000 Wisconsin KIA/ MIAs from Korean War through Present Day. Volunteers are needed. Welcome the Memorial Day Honor Ride Motorcycle Rally into The Highground at about 2:30 p.m. There will be a Memorial Day ceremony on The Highground Plaza at 3 p.m. A full ceremony about 1 hour long with color guards and rifle units from Wisconsin Veterans Posts, notable speakers, musician, and “Taps” will conclude the ceremony. The outdoor ceremony will have limited seating. Guests can bring lawn chairs.
Ladysmith First Church of Christ Cemetery — The Bruce American Legion Chaplain will open the ceremony with a prayer at 10 a.m. followed by the Bruce American Legion Color Guard rifle salute. A short presentation related to the holiday will be presented by John Terrill. The public is invited to attend. The cemetery is located on Dodson Road approximately midway between Ladysmith and Bruce. Follow the directional signs from from U.S. 8 to the cemetery. Please join to honor all who have served, especially those that served and gave their lives while in active duty. All are invited.