Please plan to join the members Ely American Legion Post 555 for the Ely Community Memorial Day Service at the public library and at Rogers Grove Cemetery 29 May 2017.
This program has been part of Ely for more than 90 years and and still proudly maintained as part of our community traditions. Events take place between 9:30 am and noon.
9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. – Community Coffee at Ely Public Library
Civil War Discussion: Uniformed Union Soldier Reenactors and American Legion Members
11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. – Rogers Grove Cemetery
Welcome and Opening Remarks: Rob Smith, American Legion Post 555
Opening Prayer: Reverend Brian Middleswarth – St. John Lutheran Church, Ely
Star Spangled Banner: Ely Presbyterian and St. John Lutheran combined choirs
Memorial Day Message: Air Force Colonel (Ret.) Ken Rizer, State Representative for Iowa’s 68th Legislative District
Remember My Song: Ely Presbyterian and St. John Lutheran combined choirs
Bell of Honor for all Service Members: Post 555 American Legionnaires and Sons of the Legion
Il Silenzio: Morgan Eadie
Benediction: Reverend Brian Middleswarth – St. John Lutheran Church, Ely
God Bless America: Choir and Audience
Color Guard and Rifle Squad Salute: Post 555 American Legionnaires and Sons of the Legion
Taps: Leo Rigel
Closing: Rob Smith, American Legion Post 555
Please feel free to bring folding chairs to the cemetery.