Memorial Day is an American holiday, observed on the last Monday of May, honoring the men and women who died while serving in the U.S. military. Memorial Day 2018 occurs on Monday, May 28. Originally known as Decoration Day, it originated in the years following the Civil War and became an official federal holiday in 1971. Many Americans observe Memorial Day by visiting cemeteries or memorials, holding family gatherings and participating in parades.

The following is a list of all of the Memorial Day events in Washburn County



BIRCHWOOD

Monday 28th May 2018

American Legion Post #379 

  • 09:00 am at Long Lake Cemetery, Reading of Deceased Veterans, 21 Volley Rifle Salute, Taps
  • 10:00 am at Little Birch Lake North End, Dropping of the Wreath, 21 Volley Rifle Salute, Taps
  • 10:15 am March on Main Street Birchwood to the Veterans Memorial by Village Hall, Short Speech and Salute to Deceased Veterans.
  • 11:00 am at Woodlawn Cemetery, Rifle Salute, and Benediction Tribute to our fallen Comrades
  • 12:30 pm Luncheon at the American Legion Post #379 in Birchwood provided by the Auxiliary 

MINONG

Monday 28th May 2018

American Legion Post #465 & Veterans of Foreign Wars Post #10625

  • 9:30 am at Chicog Cemetery, Speaker, Prayer, Reading of Deceased Veterans, Placing of the Wreath, Rifle Salute, and Taps
  • 11:00 am at Greenwood Cemetery, Music provided by the Northwoods High School Band, Reading of Deceased Veterans, Placing of the Wreath, Rifle Salute, and Taps

SHELL LAKE

Monday 28th May 2018

American Legion Post #225 & Veterans of Foreign Wars Post #9867 

  • 10:00 am Shell Lake Military Honors Team marches, starting at the Shell Lake Catholic Church on the West end of Main Street on down to the Shell Lake Memorial Park by the Beach.
  • 10:15 am Ceremony at Shell Lake Memorial Park, Music provided by the Shell Lake HS Band, Invocation, National Anthem, Missing Man Remembrance, Musical Selection, Guest Speaker, Reading of Deceased Veterans, Placing of the Wreath, Rifle Salute, Taps, Benediction

Right after the Ceremony move to the Shell Lake Cemetery for Full Military Honors provided by the Shell Lake Veterans Honor Guard


SPOONER

Monday 28th May 2018

Am Vets Post #190 & American Legion Post #12 & Spooner Area Honor Guard

  • 09:30 am at Lampson Cemetery on Hwy 53, Placing of the Wreath, Rifle Salute, and Taps
  • 10:30 am at Spooner Veterans Memorial Park across from Tony’s, Posting of the Colors, Music by Spooner High School Band, National Anthem, Pledge of Allegiance, Invocation, Guest Speaker, Reading of Deceased Veterans, music, Placing of 2 Wreaths, Rifle Salute, Taps, Benediction

Right after go to Spooner Veterans Memorial Cemetery on Hwy 70, Placing of the Wreath, Rifle Salute, and Taps 

Right after go to Spooner Annex next to the Spooner Veterans Memorial Cemetery on Hwy 70, Placing of the Wreath, Rifle Salute, and Taps

  • 1:00 pm at the Stone Lake Cemetery, Placing of the Wreath, Rifle Salute, and Taps

SPRINGBROOK

Monday 28th May 2018

Veterans of Foreign Wars Post #10568 

  • 08:00 am Church Service Ceremony at St. Luke’s Church 
  • 09:00 am at VFW Post #10568 Springbrook, Reading of Deceased Veterans, Placing of the Wreath, Rifle Salute, and Taps
  • 09:15 am at St. Mary Magdalene Cemetery, prayer, Placing of the Wreath, and Rifle Salute
  • 09:30 am at St. Luke’s Cemetery, prayer, Placing of the Wreath, and Rifle Salute
  • 10:00 am at Spring Lake Naval Cemetery, Ringing of the Bell, prayer, Placing of the Wreath, and Rifle Salute
  • 10:30 am at Anah Cemetery on County Hwy A in Crystal Township, prayer, Placing of the Wreath, and Rifle Salute
  • 11:00 am at Earl Cemetery, prayer, Music, Placing of the Wreath, and Rifle Salute
  • 11:30 am Post Feed for Honor Guard and Post Members


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