Memorial Day is coming up and there are plenty of events remembering the fallen in and around Cannon Falls. Look below for a rundown of events and their details:
The annual Memorial Day parade in Cannon Falls will start at 10:30 a.m. downtown and then march to the Cannon Falls Community Cemetery. There will then be a ceremony at the cemetery. Prior to the parade, there is a veterans breakfast at VFW Post 4452 in the basement with eggs, sausage, hash browns, toast, milk and juice for a free will donation.
A Memorial Day service will be held at the Cannon River Fur Trade Rendezvous five miles west of Cannon Falls on Highway 19. The rendezvous is Friday, May 26, through Monday, May 29. It is a re-enactment of a fur trade encampment from the 18th and 19th centuries. It will have food, music, demonstrations, contests, vendors, games as well as a Memorial Day service.
The Randolph Area Historical Society is sponsoring a Memorial Day service at Lakeside Cemetery, a half-mile east of Randolph on County Road 88. The service is Monday, May 29, at 10 a.m. In case of bad weather, the service will take place in the Randolph High School gym. The guest speaker will be Greg Ziemer, a local veteran, and the service will feature a performance by the Randolph High School band and Krista Otte. Veterans will lay wreaths at the cemetery and there will be a social afterward when RAHS President Wade Murray will give an update on the building project.
The Red Wing Memorial Day Association will hold a Memorial Day Ceremony on Monday, May 29, in Bay Point Park from 6:45 a.m. to 10 a.m. The event will feature Master of Ceremonies, Mayor Mike Wilson, a color guard, guest speakers, musical interludes, a floral tribute with a firing squad and artillery salutes, and taps.
The 16th annual Field of Honor Ceremony will take place at 6pm on Friday, May 26, at Bay Point Park. Donation of a flag is $25. All funds will go to help senior citizens through the non-profit Red Wing Area Seniors.
The “March for Them” will begin at Levee Park in Hastings at 7:30 a.m. With a donation of $25, you can participate in the march and you can also support veterans with a planned dinner the night prior. The march is a 10 mile route around the scenic river trail loops in Hastings on Memorial Day is to honor fallen comrades and raise awareness for the holiday. It will be part of a community program with music hosted by the Hastings American Legion as veterans share stories of whom they walk for.
The Fleet Farm Memorial Day Event will be taking place at 2:58 pm on Memorial Day at Fleet Farm in Hastings with a color guard and an observed moment of silence.
Bellechester American Legion Post 598 is helping to put on numerous Memorial Day events throughout Goodhue County, a full list of which is below. Vasa Lutheran Church is also holding a ceremony and flag replacement event at 9 a.m. on June 4.
Mass at St. Columbkill Cemetery in Belle Creek is at 8:15 a.m., followed by a ceremony at 9 a.m.
A ceremony will be held at Evergreen Cemetery in Goodhue at 9:30 a.m.
There will be a Memorial Day mass at St. Mary’s Cemetery from 9:45 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. in Bellechester.
A ceremony will be held at Presbyterian Cemetery off County Road 9 east of Goodhue at 10 a.m.
At 11 a.m. there will be a ceremony at St. Peter’s Cemetery in Belvidere.
Lastly, Belvidere Union Cemetery will host a ceremony at 11:30 a.m.
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