Memorial Day Observances Are Planned May 28th in Nemaha County
Residents of Auburn and Nemaha County, as well as millions across the United States, will observe Memorial Day Monday, May 28.
At 7 a.m. May 28, volunteers will be sought to help install the Avenue of Flags in the park. More than 800 flags will be installed. Volunteers will also be needed to help take down the flags at 4 p.m.
The 10 a.m. service is at Auburn Legion Memorial Park. Dick Stich, Auburn American Legion Post No. 23 commander, will speak. Mayor Scott Kudrna will also speak. The Pledge of Allegiance will be recited. Members of the American Legion Auxiliary will place the wreath. Annie Thomas will read the names of those who have died during the past year. Dave Thomas and his daughter, Suzzy, will sing patriotic songs.
Belles A Peelin’ a women’s a cappella chorus, will perform. The chorus has sung often in the Nemaha County area.
The Auburn Chamber of Commerce is sponsoring a display of service uniforms and military memorabilia from 9 a.m.-noon at the Auburn Senior Center. Items may be taken to the Chamber office at Auburn City Hall Thursday-Friday, May 24-25, from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. or at 8:30 a.m. May 28. Please also include a short, typewritten description of the item.
Boy Scouts are coordinating signing of thank you cards to be sent to current military service men and women.
Members of Bender-Reese American Legion Post No. 330, Johnson, will conduct May 28 services at five area cemeteries. Services are at: 9 a.m. at Lafayette Cemetery near Brock; 9:30 a.m. at St. Paul’s Hickory Grove Cemetery; 10 a.m. at St. John’s Stone Cemetery; 10:30 a.m. at Martin Luther Cemetery and at 11 a.m. at the Johnson Cemetery. American Legion Auxiliary No. 330 members will serve a luncheon for all veterans and others who assisted with the services.