Local American Legion Posts have announced plans for annual Memorial Day ceremonies to take place on Monday, May 27.

The Hugh Allan McInnes Post 74 of Newberry will hold programs in Newberry and McMillan.

The Newberry program will begin at 9 a.m. at the VFW memorial in front of Tahquamenon Area Schools. After a short program there, the American Legion Color Guard and BSA Troop 130 will march to Forest Home Cemetery where the main program will begin at 9:30 a.m.

Master of ceremonies for the program will be Jim Dwyer. Memorial prayers will be offered by Pastor Melinda VanderSys of Our Redeemer Lutheran and First Presbyterian Churches.

Students Taliesan Cox and Sophia Johnson will give memorial readings. The speaker for the day will be U.S. Navy veteran and Post 74 member Gerald McGinn. Final roll call of local veteran who were killed in action will be read by Sterling McGinn.

The decoration of graves, rifle salute, and taps will also be performed.

The above program will be repeated at the Columbus Township Cemetery in McMillan at approximately 10:45 a.m.

If inclement weather occurs, the Newberry program will be held in the big hall at the American Legion in Newberry and at the Columbus Township Hall in McMillan.

Legion officers encourage everyone to attend the ceremonies.

American Legion Post 290 of Engadine will hold a Memorial Day ceremony at Woodlawn Cemetery in Curtis at 9 a.m.

Garfield Township Fire Department and Auxiliary will hold a firefighter memorial service at the Garfield Cemetery at 9 a.m. The public is welcome to attend, and refreshments will follow at the Garfield Township Hall.

American Legion Post 290 will also hold a ceremony at 11:30 a.m. at the Mill Pond Park in Engadine.

American Legion Post 393 of Hulbert will hold Memorial Day services at three cemeteries.
Paradise – 10 a.m.
Strongs – 11 a.m.
Hulbert – 12 p.m.
A luncheon will follow the Hulbert service at the Hulbert Legion Post.