2018-05-13 / News


LEGION TO PLACE FLAGS – On Sunday, May 20 at 1 p.m., Montrose American Legion Post #367 will be placing almost 700 American flags on the graves of U.S. Military Veterans buried in the Montrose Township Cemetery. Post finance officer James A. Stewart, OD, said everyone is invited to come out and help. With enough people it takes about one hour.

STC MEMORIAL DAY PARADE AND SERVICE MAY 28 – The annual St. Charles Memorial Day Parade and Service will be held Monday, May 28. The parade will begin at 9 a.m. with staging for the parade to take place in the parking lot of Mary of the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, located at 708 Sanderson St. in St. Charles. The Memorial Day service will follow at the conclusion of the parade (approximately 10 a.m.) The program will be conducted in the boulevard in front of the American Legion Hall in St. Charles. For additional information area residents may call (989) 860-9994. Following the program, a brief memorial service will be held at each of the local cemeteries in (approximately) half-hour intervals. It will begin at Lakefield Cemetery at approximately 12:30 pm, followed by the World War II Veterans Memorial, St. Mary’s Cemetery, Brant Cemetery and finishing at Riverside Cemetery. Each service will consist of a prayer, a rifle salute and the playing of “Taps.”

STC AMERICAN LEGION HOSTS POPPY CAMPAIGN – The annual Poppy Campaign for the St. Charles American Legion Post 468 will take place on Thursday, May 24, from noon to 6 p.m., and Friday, May 25 from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Legion members will be on the corners under the traffic light in St. Charles; all donations are welcome. According to event organizers, on Sept. 27, 1920, the poppy became the official flower of the American Legion to memorialize soldiers who fought and died in the war. In 1924 the distribution of poppies became a national program. Each year members of the American Legion family, led by its auxiliary, distribute poppies with the request that the person receiving the flower make a donation to help support veterans, active-duty military personnel and their families’ medical and financial needs. Poppy Day is celebrated in countries around the world. This year, The American Legion has brought National Poppy Day to the U.S. by asking Congress to designate the Friday before Memorial Day as National Poppy Day. On May 25, the public is invited to wear a red poppy to remember the fallen and support the living who have worn their nation’s uniform.

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