Itasca County Memorial Day event schedule |

Itasca County Memorial Day event schedule

Itasca County Memorial Day event schedule Photo: Photo courtesy: Sara White

Created: May 25, 2021 10:36 AM

Events planned across Itasca County on Memorial Day will commemorate the men and women who died while serving their country.

There will be a variety of Memorial Day programs and events held in Itasca County on Monday, May 31.

Military Honors will be held in Grand Rapids, beginning with the wreath laying at area cemeteries.

9:00 a.m. - Old Soldiers Lane Cemetery
9:30 a.m. - Wildwood Cemetery
10:15 a.m. - Harris Township Cemetery

At 10:45 a.m. there will be a Wreath Committal at the Robert Horn Bridge.

11:15 a.m. - The official Memorial Day address will take place at Itasca Calvary Cemetery, with guest speaker Keri Kessler.

Organizers say the decoration of graves with flags will take place on Friday, May 28 at 4:00 p.m.

There will be Honor Guard Memorial Day Ceremonies in the Talmoon Area, sponsored by Perry-Heide VFW Post #9703.
8:45 a.m. in Wirt
9:25 a.m. in Sand Lake
10:10 a.m. in Donnely
10:50 a.m. in Jesse Lake
11:30 a.m. in Marcell
12:10 a.m. in Suomi

Other events include the Nashwauk American Legion & Auxiliary #307 Memorial Service at the Nashwauk Cemetery. The service begins at noon.

Lakeview Cemetery will have a Memorial Day program at 10:00 a.m. with guest speaker, Luke St. Germain.

The Warba American Legion Post 432 will conduct Memorial Day ceremonies at:
8:30 a.m. - Trout Lake Norwegian Cemetery
9:00 a.m. - Trout Lake Township Cemetery
9:30 a.m. - Hazelwood Cemetery, Blackberry
10:15 a.m. - Ball Bluff Township Cemetery in Jacobson
10:45 a.m. - Sago Cemetery in Swan River
11:15 a.m. - Wawina Cemetery
12:00 p.m. - Warba Cemetery
12:15 p.m. - Warba Post #432

The Bigfork area will also be holding Memorial Day services. 
There will be Honor Guards at Stokes Cemetery in Stokes Towhship and Fredheim Cemetery in Effie at 9:30 a.m.

The Bigfork Memorial Day program with Honor Guard from Bigfork VFW Post 1764 and American Legion Post 182 at 11:00 a.m.

Memorial Day is a day to memorialize the veterans who made the ultimate sacrifice for their country.

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