Hi-Line to remember fallen soldiers
Across the Hi-Line, communities will be gathering this weekend to
remember the sacrifices made throughout American history by military
service members and to honor the memory of those lost.
the local Veterans of Foreign Wars and American Legion members are
collaborating with other organizations on events through the weekend to
highlight those sacrifices, from a ceremony at the Atrium Mall on
Saturday afternoon in remembrance of soldiers that are or were prisoners
of war missing in action to the main memorial service on the west side
of the Hill County Courthouse on Monday morning.
"We have to
connect people where we can so they can understand more about what
Memorial Day is about, " Jed Damson, commander of the American Legion's
second district, said.
"It's just to honor the military for
their service, their sacrifices and their families' sacrifices, to keep
America free and its citizens free. "
The National Guard color guard will be present at both Saturday and Monday's events.
Hill County Commissioner Jeff LaVoi, a Navy veteran and legionnaire, will be Monday's guest speaker.
people have probably lost someone along the way, " LaVoi said. "A lot
of times the sacrifice those people make, it's easy to forget it. So
it's good to bring the focus back on that and remember those that made
the ultimate sacrifice. "
Events in Hill County
POW/MIA memorial ceremony — Atrium Mall, 11:30 a.m. Saturday
County Memorial Service — Hill County Courthouse, 11:30 a. m. Monday
Elks Club chili feed — Elks Club, After courthouse ceremony; around 12:30 p. m.
Events in Blaine County
Chinook Memorial Service —
Cooper Memorial Cemetery 11 a. m. Monday American Legion luncheon Eagles
Club in Chinook After Cooper ceremony; around noon
Outdoor Luminary Service — Chinook Presbyterian Church, building luminaries at 8 p.m. Monday, service at 9 p.m.
Silverbow Cemetery — Northwest of Hogeland, 9:30 a. m. Monday
Wing Cemetery — Southeast of Hogeland, 10:30 a. m. Monday
Turner Cemetery — North of Turner, 11:30 a. m. Monday