Please plan to join the members Ely American Legion Post 555 for the Ely Community Memorial Day Service at Rogers Grove Cemetery 28 May 2018.
This program has been part of Ely for more than 90 years and and still proudly maintained as part of our community traditions.
11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. –
Welcome and Opening Remarks – Marv Peters, Post Commander
Opening Prayer – Pastor Brian Middleswarth – St John Lutheran Church, Ely
Reading of General Logan’s Order – Zack Johnson, 2017 Boys State Candidate
Pledge of Allegiance – led by Chase Gehrke, 2017 Boys State Candidate
Star Spangled Banner – Ely Presbyterian & St John Lutheran combined choir Stephanie Buonadonna Director
Memorial Day Message – Mr. Rob Smith – Post 555 Historian
On Flanders Field – Amanda Whetstone, 2017 Girls State Candidate
Song for the Unsung Hero – First Presbyterian & St John Lutheran combined choir
Bell Honor for All Service Branches – Legion and SAL Members
El Silencio – Morgan Eadie
Benediction – Pastor Brian Middleswarth – St John Lutheran Church Ely
God Bless America – Choir and Audience
Color Guard and Rifle Squad – Salute to those who have died in service to our nation – Legion and SAL Members
Taps – Leo Rigel
Please feel free to bring folding chairs to the cemetery.