Memorial Day

McDonald: A different but moving Memorial Day

May 28, 2020
Nothing is going to ever be the same, probably including our celebration of Memorial Day. The national celebration in Washington D.C. had to be changed quite a bit due to social distancing but was as moving as ever. If you do not watch this every year, please start next year. I highly recommend it...

Memorial Day observances on the radio, in-person, and on TV

May 21, 2020
Memorial Day is Monday, May 25, and even during a pandemic there many local opportunities to mark to occasion. Traditional Memorial Day observances in Lake City, Red Wing, Wabasha and Kellogg have been cancelled due to the Covid-19 stay at home orders. Q-Media, owners of radio stations in Red...

Millville Legion announces Memorial Day schedule

May 13, 2020
Millville Legion Post 579 has decided to conduct its Memorial Day services in Millville as planned on the May 25 holiday while advising anyone who takes part to do so safely. People who attend are asked to follow rules for the social distancing order set forth by the governor. Millville Legion...

Lake Hits announces special Memorial Day broadcast

Apr 23, 2020
Area residents will have the option to listen to a local Memorial Day program on the radio. KLCH Radio (Lake Hits 95) will present a Memorial Day broadcast at 10 a.m. on Memorial Day (May 25) featuring prayers, a keynote address and music. B. Wayne Quist will present the keynote address. Program...

LC Memorial Day event postponed

Apr 15, 2020
The annual Memorial Day observance in Lake City has been postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Memorial Day is Monday, May 25. The Lake City VFW Auxiliary announced the decision, reached in consultation with fellow organizers Bruce Carlstrom and the Lake City American Legion Auxiliary, on its...

Letter: Indoor Memorial Day program was excellent

Jun 5, 2019
To the editor: Initially I was disappointed the Memorial Day program needed to be moved inside. I could not have felt more differently when this year’s program was over, as it may have been the most meaningful Memorial Day program I have attended. The Color Guard, the speakers, the music, the roll...

Bell ringing celebrates Memorial Day

Jun 5, 2019
On Memorial Day, Eloise Blattner rang the City Hall bell in memory of her brother, U.S. Army Private First Class Harold Charles (Chuck) Sanborn (inset), who died during World War II on Jan. 22, 1944.  He saw service in North Africa with an infantry division. On Dec. 23, 1943 he joined the Rangers...

Letter: Every Day is Memorial Day

May 29, 2019
To the editor: Monday was a exceptional day in our nation in celebration of Memorial Day. Lake City was definitely the place to be at a celebration that was outstanding and emotionally moving. Team Bruce Carlstrom deserves recognition for the effort given of a gift to the community of folks of...

Quist to Memorial Day audience: History Matters

May 29, 2019
Editor’s note: The following speech was delivered at the Lake City Memorial Day Observance on May 27.   Thank you for the kind introduction, thank all of you for coming today – to honor our veterans and their families — fathers, mothers, sons, daughters, husbands, wives, children, friends, and...

In grateful remembrance: Memorial Day 2019

May 29, 2019
Despite the rains falling outside, Lincoln High School auditorium seemed fuller than usual for the annual Memorial Day observance on Monday, May 27. This year’s event featured speeches, music, and a solemn ceremony honoring local members of the armed forces who have died since Memorial Day, 2018....

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