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Memorial Day in KLEMland

(LE MARS)--Services to remember are planned in KLEMland today.

 Wasmer Post 241 of the American Legion in Le Mars presents the "Avenue of Flags" Memorial Day program at 10 this morning on the Courthouse grounds. More than two dozen flags will be added to the 1,127 already dedicated for deceased veterans.

The parade is at 9:30 this morning and begins at the corner of Central Avenue and Second Street Northeast. The route south on Central Avenue and then east on Third Street Southeast ending at the Courthouse.

The Legion will recognize 50 years of continuous membership by Stanley Kessenich and Roger Athens, both of Le Mars.

Kingsley Memorial Day services begin at 9 a.m. at the Catholic Cemetery followed by services at the Kingsley City Cemetery at 10 a.m.

In Merrill, Council member Bruce Norgaard is the guest speaker for the 10 a.m. Memorial day Ceremony at the Civic Center grounds. Oleson-Halweg Post 125 Commander Merlin Schipper is the Master of Ceremonies. There will be 240 flags posted with seven new flags in Merrill.

The Remsen Veterans of Foreign Wars and American Legion Color Guard present the Memorial Day program in Remsen at 10 this morning at the Memorial site in the cemetery. The main speaker is Rev. Craig Miller of St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Remsen.

More than 60 flags will be displayed at St. Catherine's Cemetery in Oyens and new flags will be dedicated. Oyens "Avenue of Flags" begins at 11 this morning.

Pressman Kosters Post 329 in Orange city presents the Memorial Day Service at West Lawn Cemetery. The speaker is Rev. Tim Breen.

The service at 10 this morning in Alton is provided by American Legion Post 200 at the band shell park in Alton.

The Memorial Day program at the Akron City Park is at 10:30 followed by lunch at 11:30 by the American Legion Auxiliary.

Happy Siesta in Remsen will host a Memorial Day program at 1:30 this afternoon.  Lieutenant Jerry Hansen will deliver the keynote address. Rev. Dennis Martens of Christ Lutheran Church will also be a speaker. This is open to all. 


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