Services, tributes planned for Memorial Day
A number of special ceremonies and tributes are planned for Memorial Day in Webster City, beginning with a salute to those lost at sea.
The American Legion Auxiliary Unit 191 will conduct the ceremony on the Marshall Crippen Bridge over the Boone River on north Des Moines St. at 8:45 a.m.
At 9:15, American Legion Post 191 and VFW Post 5724 will lead the Cass Center honors.
A parade will begin at Des Moines and Second streets starting at 10:25 a.m. The procession will pause at the Boulevard of Valor to honor active duty military. The parade will then proceed to Ohio Street and to the Graceland Cemetery.
The Memorial Day program will be led by Commander Doug Johnson. Josh Gerdes will be the guest speaker. In case of inclement weather, the program will be held in Jefferson Gym at 10:30 a.m.
Following the ceremony, the Wilson Brewer Park – Museum and Visitor Center will be open until 3 p.m. Boy Scout Troop 17 will be serving food as a fund raiser for their activities.
Huisman to give keynote address in Williams
WILLIAMS – The Williams American Legion Post 633 will conduct Memorial Day Services at the Williams Memorial on Monday at 9:30 p.m. in the Williams City Park.
Arvid Huismann, who is Director of Development and Communications for the Salvation Army of Des Moines and a Daily Freeman-Journal columnist, will be the keynote speaker.
The Community Choir will also perform patriotic selections at the services. The choir is under the direction of Sally Greenfield.
Immediately following the Memorial Day service at the Williams City Park, graveside services will be conducted at the Williams and Blairsburg cemeteries.
The Veterans’ Museum located in the Williams American Legion Post 633 building will be open on Memorial Day following the park service from 10:30 a.m. to noon.
The exhibit features military memorabilia from present and past service members. Admission to the museum is free and it is open to the public.