Webster City American Legion Post 191 has announced the schedule of events for Memorial Day in the community on Monday,May 29. The day will begin at 8:15 a.m. when Legion and Auxiliary members assemble at the Legion Hall for transportation to the services. The first service at 8:45 a.m. will be held on the Marshall Crippen Bridge on North Des Moines Street for those lost at sea. The American Legion Auxiliary will conduct the service. The second service of the day will be at 9:15 at Cass Center Cemetery north of Webster City conducted by the American Legion Post. The formation of the parade in the 700 block of the Second Street north alley at 10:10. There is a need for participants for the parade and individuals, organizations or businesses who wish to honor Memorial Day.You may contact parade chairman Randy Youngdale at 515-835-0712. The American Legion is seeking a few convertible cars to help carry the older veterans who want to participate.Calls can be made to the American Legion Post after 4:00 p.m. to 515-832-2087.
The parade will begin at 10:25 traveling south on Des Moines Street to the Boulevard of Valor. A presentation of the roses at the markers will be taking place followed by a recognition of active duty military personnel by the Auxiliary. The parade will continue to the entrance of Graceland Cemetery and the Memorial Stage for the service beginning at 11:00 a.m. The featured speaker for this year’s ceremony will be Marvin Carr. There will be music by the Webster City High School band, American Legion Color and Firing Squad and the reading of the veterans from Hamilton County who have died since last Memorial Day. In case of inclement weather, the service will be moved to Jefferson Gymnasium at 10:30 a.m.
Volunteers are need to help put up the Avenue of Flags on Wednesday,May 24 at 10:00 a.m. and again at 4:00 p.m. in Graceland Cemetery. You are to report to the west entrance of the cemetery to help out. The reloading will follow the same schedule on Wednesday,May 31. For more information, please call Ron Keigan at 515-297-1203, Melvin Randall at 835-0763 or the American Legion Post at 832-2087 after 4 p.m. There will be 625 flags and poles on display this year at Graceland Cemetery.