By Sterling McGinn
In honor of Memorial Day, the American Legion Posts of Newberry, Engadine and Hulbert have scheduled programs to honor those who have lost their lives while serving in the Armed Forces of the United States.
All the programs will be held on Monday, May 29 and all three Legions are encouraging the public to attend the ceremonies in their communities.
In Newberry, the Hugh Allan McInnes Post 74 will begin their program at 9 a.m. at the VFW memorial in front of Tahquamenon Area Schools.
Following a brief program, the American Legion contingent will parade to Forest Home Cemetery where the main ceremony will begin at approximately 9:30 a.m.
Master of Ceremonies for the day will be Bill Inman. Pastor Jim Duflo will pronounce the invocation and benediction. There will also be a speech by veteran Mryv Dake.
The American Legion Honor Guard will perform a rifle volley salute and Taps.
The above program will be repeated at the Columbus Township Cemetery at approximately 10:45 a.m.
In Curtis, the Feneley-McNeil-Nesbit Post 290 of Engadine will conduct a memorial service at 9 a.m. at the Curtis cemetery.
Post 290 will repeat the program in Engadine at the Mill Pond Park at 11:30 a.m.
The Barrus-McCulligh Stewart Post 393 of Hulbert is also holding programs at three different cemeteries.
The first program will be held at the Paradise Cemetery at 10 a.m.
The group will then travel to Strongs for an 11 a.m. ceremony. The program will also take place at the Hulbert Cemetery at 12 p.m.
Immediately following the program at Hulbert, a potluck meal will take place the Hulbert Post.