St. Maries Memorial Day events begin May 23.
Heyburn Elementary fifth graders will assist members of American Legion Lloyd G McCarter Post 25 with placing flags at Woodlawn Cemetery.
Post 25 Commander Jim Shubert said that more volunteers are needed for the event, veterans and non-veterans alike are welcome to participate.
“Help is not limited to military veterans,” he said. “We really welcome any members of the community that want to help out veterans by coming out there, it would be great.”
Volunteers help guide students through assigned areas to plant the flags. Anyone interested can show up at the cemetery maintenance shop, 8 a.m. Mr. Shubert recommended bringing a screwdriver to make holes in the ground for the flags.
The post will conduct a Memorial Day Service, Sunday, May 26, 1 p.m. Woodlawn Cemetery.
St. Maries Community Presbyterian Church Pastor Janett Potter will serve as Chaplain for the ceremony.
State Representative Bill Goesling, a retired naval officer, is the guest speaker for the event.
Mr. Shubert recommended that ceremony attendees bring their own chairs and rain shelters.
“We’re going to be setting up some chairs and shelters for rain or sun, but people need to plan on bringing their own chairs, and we may not have enough shelters if it rains,” Mr. Shubert said.
The service is planned a day early, May 26, to accommodate people who may need to travel to more than one event according to Mr. Shubert.
In Plummer, American Legion Post 69 and American Legion Post 5, will observe Memorial Day on Monday, May 27, beginning at the Plummer City Memorial, 9:30 a.m.
Post 69 and Post 5 members will then relocate to Evergreen Cemetery, 10 a.m. Sanders Cemetery, 10:45 a.m. DeSmet Cemetery 11:15 a.m. Tribal Memorial 12 p.m. St. Michael’s Cemetery 12:30 p.m. Worley Cemetery 12:45 p.m. and conclude at the Worley Memorial at 1 p.m.