Memorial Day

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Here's how local communities will be honoring Memorial Day this weekend.


Otis H. King American Legion Post 50 and VFW Post 2115 will host two ceremonies and provide additional honors in the Hudson area. Ahead of the holiday, volunteers will place flags on veterans’ graves in Willow River Cemetery at 9 a.m. Saturday, May 29. The post’s Memorial Day schedule is as follows:

  • 9 a.m. St. Patrick’s Cemetery
  • 10:15 a.m. Willow River Cemetery
  • 11 a.m. honors at Lakeview Cemetery
  • 11:15 a.m. honors at Evergreen Cemetery

The combined honor guard will also honor veterans at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, June 1 at the Hudson Raider baseball game at Grandview Park.

River Falls

River Falls Legion Post 121 will mark Memorial Day with a community program at Greenwood Cemetery at 10 a.m. Monday, May 31. Before the program, the community will make visits to several area cemeteries as follows:

  • 7 a.m. Kinnickinnic
  • 7:30 a.m. Mann Valley
  • 8 a.m. Glass Valley
  • 8:20 a.m. Cherma
  • 8:45 a.m. St. Bridget
  • 10 a.m. Greenwood Cemetery community program

New Richmond

The American Legion Butler-Harmon Post 80 and VFW Post 10818 will honor Memorial Day at several sites, with a lunch to follow. The two posts will mark the day as follows:

  • 9 a.m. Immaculate Conception Catholic Church
  • 9:45 a.m. Oakland Cemetery
  • 10:30 a.m. New Richmond Cemetery
  • 11 a.m. New Richmond main street bridge
  • 11:30 a.m. New Richmond Veterans Memorial Park


Phaneuf-Vanasse Post 111 will host a Memorial Day observation beginning with a breakfast at 8 a.m. for all legion, auxiliary and sons of Post 11. A ceremony will be held at 9:45 a.m. at St. Anne’s Cemetery.

Honor ceremonies will then follow at:

  • Apple River Bridge
  • Veterans Park
  • Hillside Cemetery

An honor presentation will be held at noon at Emmanuel Lutheran Cemetery. The post will then go to:

  • Pioneer Cemetery
  • Boardman Cemetery


The Cran-Ottaman American Legion Post 207 and Auxiliary Unit 207 will host a program at 11 a.m. at Veterans Memorial Park in Elmwood. Rebecca Place will be the speaker. In case of rain, the program will be held at Elmwood Auditorium.

The legion will be visiting ceremonies in the morning as follows:

  • 8:15 a.m. St. John’s Lutheran
  • 8:30 a.m. Oakridge
  • 8:50 a.m. Spring Lake
  • 9:30 a.m. Sacred Heart
  • 9:45 a.m. Old Rock Elm
  • 10 a.m. Poplar Hill
  • 10:20 a.m. Welcome Home Assisted Living


The Roberts Hammond American Legion Post 432 will host two services on Monday, May 31. The post schedule is: 

  • 10 a.m. Roberts Warren Cemetery
  • 11 a.m. Hammond water tower

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