Ely Community Memorial Day Program 2017

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

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.

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