By Sterling McGinn
The Newberry American Legion Post #74 virtual Memorial Day program will be live streamed on Monday,
May 25 starting at 9:30 a.m. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the annual program including the ceremony
in front of Newberry High School, parade and the Newberry and McMillan cemetery programs have been canceled.
M-123 FM pre-recorded this year’s program featuring Legion members, veterans, students and community members. This year’s program marks the 99th anniversary of the Memorial Day ceremonies conducted
by the Hugh Allan McInnes Post #74.
Viewers may watch the virtual ceremony on the following Facebook sites: Newberry News, Newberry
Avenue and M-123 F.M.
The program will also be available at M123fm.com.
Master of ceremonies is Bill Inman. Prayers are offered by Pastor Kyle Kuehl. Luce County Veteran Services Officer Rick Minard is the speaker for the program. Others taking part are Jennifer Dzelak singing the Star Spangled Banner, Newberry High School student Rayne Palmer giving a speech, NHS teacher Randy Griffis giving the final roll call and members of the American Legion honor guard performing military honors and taps.
The Engadine Memorial Day ceremony at Mill Pond Park and the Curtis program have been cancelled. Hulbert
American Legion Post 393 is holding programs on site at community cemeteries in Paradise at 10 a.m.,
Strongs at 11 a.m., and Hulbert at noon on Monday, May 25.