2017-05-14 / News

MEMORIAL DAY

STC MEMORIAL DAY PARADE AND SERVICE - The annual St. Charles Memorial Day Parade and service will be held on Monday, May 29. The parade will begin at 9 am. Staging for the parade will take place in the parking lot of Mary of the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church. The service will follow at the conclusion of the parade (approximately 10 a.m.). The program will be conducted on the boulevard in front of the American Legion Hall in St. Charles. For additional information, call (989) 860-9994. Following the program, a brief memorial service will be held at Lakefield Cemetery, St. Mary’s Cemetery, Brant Cemetery and Riverside Cemetery. Each service will consist of a prayer, a rifle salute and Taps.

NL MEMORIAL DAY PARADE - The New Lothrop Memorial Day parade committee is looking for any group, business or organization that would like to come out and participate in honoring the veterans this Memorial Day. The parade lines up at 10:30 a.m. on Monday, May 29, and starts at 10:45 a.m. Participants may walk, build a float or ride in any vehicle that they provide. Signs and banners are allowed and the participation if free. Anyone who has questions or is interested in participating

is asked to call (989) 277-6784.

STC AMERICAN LEGION POPPY CAMPAIGN - The annual Poppy Campaign for the St. Charles American Legion Post 468 will take place on Thursday, May 25, from noon to 6 p.m. and Friday, May 26, from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Legion members will be on the corners under the traffic light in St. Charles. All donations are welcome. On September 27, 1920, the poppy became the official flower of The American Legion family to memorialize the soldiers who fought and died during the war. In 1924, the distribution of poppies became a national program of The American Legion. Each year, members of The American Legion family, led by the American Legion Auxiliary, distribute poppies with a request that the person receiving the flower make a donation to support the future of veterans, active-duty military personnel and their families with medical and financial needs. Poppy Day is celebrated in countries around the world. This year, The American Legion has brought National Poppy Day™ to the United States by asking Congress to designate the Friday before Memorial Day, as National Poppy Day.

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